Shaun Edwards made an interesting appearance at a Super League club’s training facility today, writing notes and looking on.
Edwards, who made a name for himself in rugby league with Wigan Warriors in the 1980s and 1990s making over 450 appearances and registering over 1,000 points, is currently the defence coach of France’s national rugby union side.
And, he was in attendance at the Stade Gilbert Brutus today to witness the Dragons train with his notepad and pen.
The French club tweeted: “Shaun Edwards attended Dragons training this morning. We now know where the defense coach of the XV of France comes to seek his inspiration.”
𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐧 𝐄𝐝𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 a assisté à l'entraînement des Dragons ce matin.
On sait maintenant où l'entraîneur de la défense du XV de France vient chercher son inspiration 👀 pic.twitter.com/Z6N2sZ2W6D
— Dragons Catalans (@DragonsOfficiel) April 5, 2022
Catalans, of course, will do battle against St Helens this upcoming Saturday in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Final as last year’s Grand Finalists try to reach the Semi-Finals that will be held on Saturday 7 May.
The draw for the Semi-Finals will be held during Wakefield Trinity’s clash with Wigan Warriors this Sunday in what will bring the curtain down on the Quarter-Final weekend.
This year’s Final will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium instead of Wembley with Catalans, St Helens, Wakefield, Wigan, Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants, Castleford Tigers and Hull KR in the hat as it stands.