The Ospreys have confirmed former Wales international Duncan Jones as the new scrum coach of the Pro14 club.
Jones, who has represented Ospreys between 2003 and 2015 before retiring has racked up over 200 appearances for the club during his playing career and will now replicate the work he is doing as academy skills coach.
The 39-year-old has also been part of Pro12 winning Ospreys side four times and is third among the most capped player in the history of the club after Paul James and Alun Wyn Jones.
Jones was pleased to take the added responsibility and contribute to the club's success under head coach Allen Clarke.
“I’m really excited obviously, it’s great to be given the opportunity to be in and around the environment full-time,” said Jones.
“We are proud of our development from within and this allows me to continue the work I’m doing with the age-grade and academy players, all the way through to the new Celtic Cup and then in and around the senior environment, working with the scrum.”
Ospreys are set to begin the 2018/19 season of Pro14 with a clash against Edinburgh at Liberty Stadium on 1st September.