Dragons hooker Richard Hibbard has joined the Wales Deaf rugby team as forwards coach.
The 35-year-old returned to Wales last summer after joining the Dragons and will add coaching on a part-time basis to his playing duties for the Men of Gwent.
*NEWS* Former @WelshRugbyUnion & @lionsofficial hooker @richardhibbard2 joins us as a forwards coach – we’re very excited to have him on board, please join us in welcoming him to the team! 🙌#nobarriers #RugbyFamily pic.twitter.com/CAuZMPGYVx— WalesDeafRugby (@WalesDeafRugby) March 12, 2019
Capped 38 times by Wales and a key part of the successful Lions tour of Australia in 2013, Hibbard said: “I’m looking forward to joining the coaching team with Wales Deaf.
“Rugby is a great game for all and a sport I love to play so if I can help the Wales Deaf team out and continue their success, starting with the first match against England, I’ll be delighted.”