Cardiff Blues Appear To Have Found Their New Head Coach

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Former Northampton Saints Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder is set to replace outgoing Cardiff Blues boss Danny Wilson at the end of the season.

WaleOnline are reporting that a deal is imminent, with Mallinder beating off a number of candidates for the role including former Ireland international, and current Leicester Tigers coach Geordan Murphy.

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The report also suggests that Mallinder could end up bringing George North with him. North has signed a deal with the WRU ahead of next season. But is yet to decide which region he will play for.

North played under Mallinder for a number of seasons at Saints before he was sacked last December.

Mallinder was the longest-serving boss in the Premiership prior to his dismissal, and narrowly missed out on the England job before Eddie Jones was appointed as boss.