Rugby World Cup 2011: Coach Shaun Edwards ponders Wales future
Rugby World Cup 2011 third-place play-off: Wales v Australia
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Date: Friday, 21 October
Kick-off: 0830 BST / 2030 NZ
Coverage: Live text commentary, scores and report on BBC website; updates on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 5 live; watch live on ITV1, ITV Wales & S4C (Welsh language), live commentary on BBC Radio Cymru (Welsh language) & TalkSport radio
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards makes a point during training
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards is unsure if he will remain in the role after they return from the World Cup.
Edwards was bitterly disappointed to see Wales lose
to France in Saturday's semi-final.
He will be part of the backroom staff when they face Australia in Friday's
But the Wasps head coach and former rugby league star said: "My contract is up at the end of the tournament and I'm not too sure what the future holds."
Edwards added: "I'm not in a position to adjudicate what my future is in international rugby so it's important that I just step back, reflect and first and foremost decide whether Wales don't want me or whether my term as coach has come to an end or whatever.
wales' world cup results
Wales 8-9 France
Ireland 10-22 Wales
Wales 66-0 Fiji
Wales 81-7 Namibia
Wales 17-10 Samoa
South Africa 17-16 Wales
"It's really important - someone told me once "never make a decision when you're emotional" and obviously the emotions are still running incredibly high at the moment.
"So it's important that we step back, reflect and we'll take it form there."
Howley and forwards coach
are in a similar contractual position to Edwards.
In McBryde's absence in New Zealand, another former Wales hooker, Garin Jenkins, has taken a
part-time, short-term role
as a scrum coach and player mentor with the Scarlets.
McBryde became part of the Wales coaching panel during Jenkins' reign and remained in position under Gatland, as did kicking coach Neil Jenkins.
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