Wales appoint Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys as new assistants

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Former Welsh internationals Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys have been appointed as assistants to incoming head coach Wayne Pivac, the Welsh Rugby Union announced on Wednesday.

Jones and Humphreys will join up with Pivac and the national team following the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

The WRU also confirmed that coaches Neil Jenkins and Paul Stridgeon will remain as part of the management team post 2019.

"It is a great honour to be asked to coach your country and I'm really looking forward to the challenge and very much looking forward to working with Jon, Neil and Paul for what I hope will be a very exciting period in Welsh rugby," Jones said in a statement.

Pivac and Jones are currently working together at Scarlets and the duo helped the club win the Guinness PRO12 title in 2017.

"It's a huge honour to return to Wales during what is a really exciting time for Welsh Rugby," Humphreys said.

"The opportunity to come back and coach my country with Wayne and Stephen is one that I couldn't turn down."

Humphreys,49, is a former Wales captain and he is currently the assistant coach at Glasgow Warriors.

"I'm delighted with today's announcement," said Pivac who will succeed Warren Gatland after the World Cup.

"We are bringing in two hugely experienced, quality Welsh coaches to our set-up in Stephen and Jonathan and have secured the services of both Neil and Paul which is vitally important."