Ireland Coach To Take Up Role In Japan As Coaching Ticket Sign New Contracts

Staying and going.

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby, defence coach Andy Farrell, scrum coach Greg Feek and skills coach Richie Murphy have signed contract extensions that will see them continue with the national team through the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

But due to a change in personal circumstances Feek will take up a position with Japanese club side Ricoh in the coming weeks. He will however continue in his role with the Ireland national team through to the completion of the Rugby World Cup in Japan

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented,

“We have a world class coaching group that has driven and sustained high levels of performance on the international stage. 

They also support the work of the provinces with their technical expertise and play an important role in the development of young players on the pathway to international honours.”

Simon Easterby joined the Ireland coaching ticket in 2015 having previously held the position of head coach at Llanelli Scarlets. Easterby has extended his IRFU contract to June 2020. Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell has extended his contract through to June 2020 while Richie Murphy has extended his role as national skills and kicking coach to June 2020.