Shaun Edwards gives his thoughts on Rob Howley’s betting ban

Shaun Edwards says rugby must forgive former Welsh coach Rob Howley following the betting scandal uncovered prior to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Edwards told MailOnline: “I’ve known Rob for nearly 20 years now. He came to Wasps as a player in 2002 and he was one of the best players I ever coached. He’s gone on to become a very successful coach as well.

“He made a mistake and he’s owned up to it, so let’s forgive and forget. Richards made a mistake, put his hands up and came back a credit to the game. I’m sure Rob will do the same.”

“He’s had 12 years as an international coach and experienced a lot of things,” added Edwards.

“He’s done a few hard yards and he knows what it’s all about.”


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