Wales appoint King for Six Nations

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Wales have appointed Alex King as attack coach for the Six Nations.

The former England international, who has previously worked with Northampton Saints and Clermont Auvergne, joins Rob Howley's team in place of Matt Sherratt, who has returned to Cardiff Blues following the November Tests.

King - Howley's half-back partner at Wasps during the interim Wales coach's time at the Premiership club - is set to take up a role at Montpellier next season, but will work on Wales' Six Nations campaign before heading to France.

"Alex is an experienced, highly-respected attack coach and we are delighted to have him as part of our team," said Howley, who is standing in for British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.

"We believe he will add a lot of value to what will be another very competitive Six Nations and we are delighted to have secured the services of such a sought-after coach on a full-time basis for the campaign."