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Jonathan Davies ready to take first coaching role

Former dual code international Jonathan Davies says he could be interested in an advisory coaching role in rugby league.

The 57-year-old has become a respected pundit in both codes since retiring from playing in 1997.

“I think if I can help I wouldn’t mind maybe dipping my toe back in,” he told the 5 Live Rugby League podcast.

Asked if he would be interested in a part-time coaching role in rugby league, Davies said: “I’m not egotistical enough to come in and say: ‘Oh, I’m going to run this, I’m going to run this, I can do this, I can do that’.

“But if I could help, I think, if I have a role somewhere as a technical adviser and a mentor to some players…

“If I can give anyone a little bit of advice on an advantage, on how to improve themselves, which would then replicate or come to the fore in a huge Test match, and you win that Test match, then if I can add that somewhere, I think I’d like to maybe dip my toe back into it.”

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