PIVAC

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PIVACProgress in Vaccination Against Cancer (EU conferences)
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Gatland, whatever he says, is bound to watch how Pivac fares in the Wales hot-seat with fascination.
Last week, Wales defence coach Edwards took issue with incoming head man Pivac claiming he is joining France after the World Cup for more money.
Pivac will replace Warren Gatland in charge of Wales at the end of the tournament in Japan and he suggested Edwards' decision to move to France was based on financial reasons.
Pivac and assistant coaches Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys have signed four-year deals with a two-year break clause should the WRU wish to get rid of them.
Hayward will be a defence coach, but it's unclear whether Edwards' decision to say 'oui' to France will result in Pivac's plan to appoint a second rearguard specialist still going ahead.
The Welsh Rugby Union has opted for Pivac over fellow Kiwis Dave Rennie and Scott Robinson, who were also on the shortlist for the post after Japan 2019.
Either party - the WRU or the New Zealander himself - can exercise it after Pivac has served two years in the hot-seat.
The rest of Pivac's key management team -- new attack coach Stephen Jones, forwards chief Jonathan Humphreys, defence specialist Byron Hayward and current kicking guru Neil Jenkins -- are understood to be employed on the same two-year, plus a possible extra two-year deal as him.
Edwards, an integral figure alongside head coach Warren Gatland in Wales winning four Six Nations titles, three with Grand Slams, and reaching a World Cup semi-final, wants the same length of deal as the rest of the management group being assembled by incoming coach Wayne Pivac: it's understood new attack coach Stephen Jones, forwards chief Jonathan Humphreys, defence specialist Byron Hayward and current fitness chief Paul Stridgeon have all been given four-year deals.
Edwards, who has been an integral figure alongside head coach Warren Gatland in Wales winning four Six Nations titles, three with Grand Slams, and reaching a World Cup semi-final, wants the same length of deal as the rest of the management group being assembled by incoming coach Wayne Pivac.
And Pivac (inset) has now revealed the outcome of 80 times-capped Halfpenny's further medical assessment.
Pivac's team pushed three-time European champions Toulon all the way in France last Sunday before going down 21-20 - but a losing bonus point collected at Stade Felix-Mayol could yet prove important in the Pool Five shake-up.