LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has signed a contract extension with the Oxford-based club.

Burnell, who joined the Exiles from Cardiff Blues last June, has made a big impact as they seek promotion back to the Aviva Premiership.

He said: "Before joining London Welsh I’d previously only worked in one professional rugby environment, at Cardiff Blues, where we enjoyed a huge amount of success.

“After leaving, I was given a fantastic opportunity by London Welsh to coach in a professional environment again, and the experience has been a breath of fresh air and one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed."