39 Facts About Shaun Edwards

1. Shaun Edwards is contracted to Richmond until at least the end of the 2019 season.

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2. Shaun Edwards was drafted by Richmond with the club's second pick and the 26th selection overall in the 2006 AFL National Draft.

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3. Shaun Edwards was born in South Australia to parents Tara and Greg.

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4. Shaun Edwards became the captain of the most successful club team in rugby league history as his Wigan side went 43 Challenge Cup ties unbeaten, with Edwards playing in every round over 8 successful seasons.

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5. Shaun Edwards was born in Wigan, Lancashire on 17 October 1966.

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6. Shaun Edwards played 36 times for Great Britain, and played for England in 1995 and '96 and Ireland in 1998.

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7. Shaun Edwards made his name playing in the half-backs in rugby league.

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8. Shaun Edwards was the only schoolboy to captain England at rugby league and rugby union.

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9. Shaun Edwards was former head coach at London Wasps where he spent 10 successful years at the club, leaving in November 2011.

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10. Shaun Edwards returned from his groin injury for the final 15.

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11. Shaun Edwards described it as an opportunity too special to turn down.

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12. On 8 August 2018 it was announced that Shaun Edwards would return to Rugby League to coach his former club Wigan Warriors in 2020, after completing his commitments with Wales.

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13. Shaun Edwards played for Great Britain 36 times, starting 32 games with a further four from the substitute's bench, and scored 16 tries.

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14. Shaun Edwards played in every round of Wigan's eight consecutive Challenge Cup wins.

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15. Shaun Edwards played in Wigan's 1994 World Club Challenge win over the Brisbane Broncos in Australia which attracted a World Club Challenge record attendance of 54,220.

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16. Shaun Edwards refused to be substituted and played on to set up three of Wigan's tries.

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17. Shaun Edwards was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.

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18. Shaun Edwards is a Roman Catholic, and his uncle, Fr John Johnson, is the sub-dean of Wigan and the parish priest of St John's and St Mary's, two busy churches in the town centre.

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19. Shaun Edwards was born in Wigan, Lancashire, England, on 17 October 1966.

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20. Shaun Edwards was defence coach for the British and Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa in 2009.

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21. Shaun Edwards played 36 times for Great Britain, as well as for England in 1995 and 1996 and Ireland in 1998.

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22. Shaun Edwards was voted Man of Steel in 1990 and is an inductee of the Wigan Hall of Fame.

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23. Shaun Edwards played for Wigan in the Championship and Super League between 1983 and 1997, and had spells with Balmain Tigers, London Broncos and Bradford Bulls.

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24. Shaun Edwards was 5 for 17 from the field against the Colonials, but contributed five assists, four steals and a blocked shot.

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25. Shaun Edwards was 5 for 17 from the field against the Colonials Jackson made six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points.

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26. Shaun Edwards had a long-term relationship with M People singer Heather Small, with whom he has a son, James.

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27. Shaun Edwards was named Rugby World International Coach of the Year in 2008.

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28. Shaun Edwards left his position at London Wasps in November 2011.

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29. In 2001, Shaun Edwards joined London Wasps in rugby union as a defence and backs coach, taking over as head coach in 2005 after Warren Gatland returned to New Zealand.

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30. Shaun Edwards left Wigan that year to move near his son James, signing for the London Broncos.

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31. Shaun Edwards was England's captain for the 1995 World Cup tournament, but ruled himself out of the final against Australia with an infected knee.

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32. Shaun Edwards was sent off for a high tackle on Bradley Clyde in the first Ashes test match of 1994 at Wembley.

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33. Shaun Edwards was the youngest ever player to play for Great Britain when he played against France in 1985.

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34. Shaun Edwards was then selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

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35. In 1990, Shaun Edwards received the Man of Steel Award after he played most of the Challenge Cup Final against Warrington with a broken cheekbone and eye socket, after receiving a high, off the ball tackle in the 10th minute.

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36. Shaun Edwards played for Sydney club the Balmain Tigers when they reached the 1989 NSWRL season's grand final, for which he was selected on the interchange bench.

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37. Shaun Edwards was England schoolboy captain at both rugby league, and rugby union, and had been pursued by several clubs.

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38. Shaun Edwards was born in Wigan, Lancashire, on 17 October 1966.

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39. Shaun Edwards played 36 times for Great Britain, and played for England in 1995 and 1996 and Ireland in 1998.

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