As part of the coaching staff, Shaun Edwards helped Wales to a Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year

Shaun Edwards will not become head coach of Wigan Warriors as planned at the end of the Super League season.

Edwards, 52, was presented to the media in August 2018 when he talked of “testing himself” in league, having coached exclusively in union.

However, after a successful Six Nations campaign as part of Warren Gatland’s Wales coaching team, Edwards is expected to remain on the staff.

“I will not be taking up the head coaching role at Wigan,” Edwards said.