21 Dec 2011

Former Wales captain appointed Russia coach

6:34 am on 21 December 2011

The former Wales rugby captain Kingsley Jones has been named Russia's new national coach.

42 year old Kingsley Jones, who won 10 caps for Wales in the late 1990s, has signed a four year contract to coach Russia through to the 2015 World Cup.

He was part of the Russian coaching staff under Nikolay Lerush who resigned after the team's debut appearance at this year's World Cup where they lost all four of their group matches.