Ex-Sale boss Kingsley Jones will coach Russia for World Cup. The ex-Wales captain, who left Sale this month after nearly seven years, is currently in South Africa helping the Bulls build ahead of the Super 15.

Jones has been linked with rejoining ex-Sale boss Philippe Saint-Andre at Toulon and with the Dragons coach job.

“If I’m honest I fancy the opportunity of going to Toulon,” Kingsley Jones said.

“Working with Philippe on the Mediterranean it’s got a lot of positives. French rugby is absolutely fantastic at the moment, big crowds, arguably some of the best players in the world in that league.