South African-born rugby coach, Warren Abrahams, has taken to social media to express his excitement as he gears to take up his new appointment as full-time Wales Women head coach.

I am looking forward to starting a special journey with an incredible group of women by my side and represent the Welsh Rugby Union to best of my ability,” Abrahams tweeted

According to the official media release on wru.wales website, Abrahams’ appointment begins with immediate effect to put preparations in place for next year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

He will be responsible for the planning, implementation and delivery of the coaching programme for both the 15s and 7s international programmes on a three-year contract.

“Warren’s skill-set, enthusiasm and drive to improve standards will be a huge asset to our international programme.” – WRU General Manager, Women and Girls, Charlotte Wathan

“We are committed to increasing female participation numbers and raising standards at all levels of the game for women and girls in Wales and raising performance standards through a dedicated team of coaches and performance staff will greatly help us to achieve those aims.”

The former USA Women’s Sevens assistant coach, was also part of the England Men’s Sevens coaching team for four years while fulfilling roles at Harlequins as Academy coach and Premiership 7s head coach.

He is also an RFU coach mentor, mentoring aspiring coaches through their coach qualifications.