The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have made it official, announcing the birth of their second new head coach since the start of the 2017/18 season.
The news was announced at a press conference held today in Cardiff to mark the end of the two-week pre-season tournament in the UK.
The Welsh rugby union will host England in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Wales Cup on Sunday, May 29 at St George’s Park, Cardiff.
In a statement, WRU chief executive Mark McCafferty said:”After two weeks of preparation, it is with great joy that we are able to announce the appointment of the new head of the WRU, Anthony D’Ambrosio.
I would like to congratulate Anthony on his appointment as Head Coach of Wales.
It is with immense pleasure that I am also announcing the appointment as the new Wales Rugby Union Head Coach.
We will look forward to a great run to the next season and a new era of rugby in Wales.”
In his role as Head of Wales, D’Albion-born D’Arcy is in charge of the international squad, a task that will be handled by head coach and assistant manager Gareth Davies.
The new head will replace Chris Robshaw who left the team after the 2019 World Cup to become the head coach of France.
In the same announcement, Welsh Rugby also announced that Welsh internationals Jack Conan and Paul James have joined the WRG, who have retained the same squad as last season.