MORGAN Stoddart has committed to spearheading Cross Keys' bid to bounce back from relegation and has brought in Saul Nelson as his forwards coach.

Keys will be in the Specsavers National Championship next season after finishing in the Premiership drop zone.

It was a testing season at Pandy Park after a huge turnover of players last summer, financial problems and then a run of 12 defeats on the spin that condemned the club to relegation.

However, their rebuilding job has been boosted by former Wales full-back Stoddart staying at the helm.

He will be assisted by former Bristol, Exeter and London Welsh hooker Nelson, who is head of rugby at Filton College.

The 39-year-old will have Gwesyn Price-Jones as his forwards deputy with the prop also in charge of performance analysis.

Stalwart Mark Prangell continues as team manager with Dan Hitchings strength and conditioning coach.