Cardiff's Sherratt lands Wales role

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Wales have added Cardiff Blues' Matt Sherratt to their coaching staff for the November internationals.

Sherratt, who arrived at the Pro12 club after leaving Premiership new boys Bristol at the end of last season, will continue to perform his duties as attack and backs coach with the region while working under Wales' interim head coach Rob Howley.

Howley will take the reins while Warren Gatland focuses on his role as British and Irish Lions coach and has brought in Englishman Sherratt to work with the Wales backs ahead of the Tests against Australia, Argentina, Japan and South Africa.

Sherratt said: "It's a huge privilege to have the opportunity to join the Wales coaching team and to work alongside the management and the squad for the forthcoming campaign. It is an opportunity I am very excited about and I'm really looking forward to getting involved this autumn."

Howley said: "I'm delighted to bring Matt on board to the coaching team. We have a very experienced international coaching team and I believe Matt will compliment what we have in place really well.

"He is young in age but an experienced coach and has earned the respect of players and coaches wherever he has been and he will be a big asset to us. I know he is a highly regarded coach here in Wales and England and will add to our coaching environment."