Head of Performance Analysis
Rhys Long was appointed as Head of Performance Analysis for the Welsh Rugby Union in August 2007. The former London Wasps' Technical Analyst joined Rhodri Bown and Andrew Hughes to form a three-man analysis team supporting not only the Wales National Team but the entire elite performance structure in Wales, from national age grade sides to Sevens and elite referees.
Long, a former Welsh Schools No.8 and player at Bridgend before suffering a neck injury, graduated in Sports Science at UWIC in 2003 before taking an MSc in Performance Analysis and joining London Wasps in 2005. While at Wasps, Rhys was part of the management team that took the side to the inaugural Anglo-Welsh Powergen Cup final victory and the Heineken Cup final win over Leicester Tigers in May 2007.