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    milodog wrote:
    v.leclare wrote:
    I think the job of village idiot is yours
    sounds like you two are the idiots, love to see you as the coaches with the budget these guys have !!!!! get a grip and grow up.... and give them a chance, there experience of coaching is far more technical and structured than you would ever be able to put forward im sure.
    You said it, "technical" - sat on apple macs picking holes in small things, putting pressure on players with stats and making them uneasy on the pitch.

    You call that coaching? When was the last time you seen the backs come from deep and do a move, a slice wide or 15 on entry? Never.

    When do you see the forwards hit ruck speed for consecutive rucks, picking and going? scrum half making breaks? playing off the cuff and what is in front of them? Never!

    Coaches take natural talent and knock it out of the player and make them juiced up, paranoid robots!

    Watch the same players when they play for invitation sides and they show their full skill set and natural talent because they are allowed!"
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Kingsley Jones: Now I can start properly at Newport Gwent Dragons

Kingsley Jones and Steve Jones (1200920)

Kingsley Jones and Steve Jones (1200920)

First published in Sport

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance to really get his teeth into the job at Newport Gwent Dragons this season, writes Chris Kirwan.

The 44-year-old former Wales flanker was brought to Rodney Parade by director of rugby Lyn Jones last summer as an assistant coach, combining the role with his work in charge of the Russian national team.

Kingsley Jones helped make a great impact in the opening months of the campaign but grew increasingly frustrated at being part-time, especially at the turn of the year when commitments coaching Russia took over.

But he has now left his job with the Bears, who are looking to qualify for a place in Wales' group at next year's World Cup, and is looking forward to being a permanent fixture at the region's new training base at Ystrad Mynach.

"This is the start of coaching the Dragons for me," said Jones, who has penned a three-year contract. "I enjoyed working with the players last year but it was frustrating doing it on a part-time basis.

"I was here to help Lyn but wasn't involved from January to March. The first few months of the season were great but it does get difficult to come in and tell players what to do and when to do it when you have been away.

"It was a difficult mix and as far as I am concerned I start properly this season. I will be doing a lot more and helping to take the pressure off Lyn.

"It was similar when I worked with Philippe Saint-Andre at Sale; the titles don't really matter, we are two guys with a lot of experience and that allows us to share the workload."

Kingsley is currently at the helm while Lyn is in New Zealand watching the Junior World Championship. The pair will be joined in Ystrad Mynach by new elite performance manager Huw Bevan and they will continue to bring in consultant coaches.

"When Lyn was in charge at London Welsh he brought in (former England sevens captain and Gloucester scrum-half) Simon Amor," said Jones. "He did lots on the small details about playing off nine, getting the backs moving, fixing fringe defenders around rucks.

"It's fantastic for players to have clinics with these specialists, whether it's once a week or once a month. It can be a really effective way of doing things and a powerful tool.

"We can bring in specialists whether it's for locks, half-backs, kicking and I think there is enough expertise in Wales to do that."

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