Felipe Contepomi Set For Emotional Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

The prodigal son returns.

Former Leinster and Argentina outhalf Felipe Contepomi is set for an emotional return to the eastern province, with multiple reports suggesting he will become their new backs coach.

Girvan Dempsey recently left his role as backs coach at the province to take up a similar position at Bath, and now it appears another former player and international will succeed him.

Contepomi, who scored a record-breaking 1225 points for Leinster in 116 appearances has quit his job as Argentina XV coach and will assume his new role with Leinster next month, according to ESPN in Argentina.

During his time at Leinster he studied in the Royal College of Surgeons and worked in Beaumont Hospital. He left Leinster in 2009 to join Toulon before going on to play for Stade Francais. Contepomi won 87 caps during a 15-year career with Argentina before retiring in 2013.

What a coup for Leinster, Contepomi will no doubt be a hugely popular choice to succeed Dempsey.