IRFU release statement on Andy Farrell’s future with Ireland

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The IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union) have this afternoon announced that Andy Farrell has signed a new long-term contract to remain as Head Coach of the men’s national team until the end of the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

Since assuming the Head Coach role in 2019, Farrell has guided Ireland to number one in the world rankings in a spell that included a Triple Crown, an inaugural series victory in New Zealand in 2022, and a Grand Slam title earlier this year.

Farrell was recently awarded the World Rugby Coach of the Year and this new deal will see him extend his association with the men’s national team to 11 years, having first joined the IRFU as an assistant coach in 2016.

Commenting on the contract extension, Andy Farrell said:

“Coaching Ireland has been a hugely enjoyable experience and I am proud to extend my association with the IRFU. It is a pleasure to work with such a talented and committed group of players and as we enter a new cycle, it will be exciting to see more players come through the system.

“There is a talented group of established internationals who are determined to succeed at international level for Ireland and I am excited to see how the last number of Ireland Under-20 squads will also emerge and challenge for international honours in the near future. It all makes for an exciting next chapter and it is one which my family and I are delighted to continue.”

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