Position: Back Row
|Date Of Birth||29/05/1967 (50)|
|Height||185cm / 6' 1"|
|Weight||106kg / 16st 9lbs|
Justin Burnell represented a whole host of clubs including Pontypridd, Cardiff, Bridgend, Treorchy, Newbridge and Llantwit Fardre, making appearances for Bridgend in the European Challenge Cup between 1996 and 1998. A blindside flanker, Burnell gained international honours with Wales A.
Justin took up coaching with his hometown club of Llantwit Fardre before returning to Sardis Road, initially as coach to the Academy then taking charge of the Pontypridd senior squad for the 2003/2004 campaign.
In 2006 Justin Burnell was unveiled as Head Coach of Cardiff taking over from Howard Stone at the Arms Park. He then went on to take the role of Director of Rugby with the Blues regional academy and in 2008 - 09 joined the coaching set up at the Cardiff Blues as Forwards Coach. He has since coached a number of other teams, including the Wales U19's to the Grand Slam and fourth in the Junior FIRA World Cup.
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