Bernard Jackman has been axed from his position of head coach by the Dragons following a poor start to the new season. Jackman was 18 months into a three-year deal, but the Dragons have taken action after he picked up just 31 wins from his 44 games in charge of the club.
Last Saturday’s 48-14 Challenge Cup defeat at Northampton proved to be the final straw. Forwards coach Ceri Jones will take control on an interim basis, ahead of the weekend Challenge Cup match against Clermont Auvergne in France.
Dragons chairman David Buttress said: “I would like to place on record our gratitude to Bernard Jackman for his dedication and hard work in his role as head coach. “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity to create future success on the pitch.”
Jackman was obviously disappointed with the news, but thanked the club for the opportunity and wished them well for the future. “I would like to thank the WRU and the board for the opportunity at the Dragons and I believe that there is a bright future for the region,” he added.