IRFU Reportedly Set To Offer Former Player Coaching Role


Ireland are currently in the market for a defence coach to replace Les Kiss and a certain former player has been heavily linked.

As highlighted by 98FM, reports this morning have linked Ronan O’Gara to the job.

The former Munster and Ireland outhalf is now in his third year as a coach with Racing 92. He began, in 2013, as a skills and kicking coach but took up the defensive coach job after spotting that head coaches Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers were handling the role on top of their other duties.

Any interest from the IRFU would surely be welcomed by O’Gara. Only last week, he admitted that he was considering his future, and that of his family, in Paris following the terrorist attacks of November 13.

Wales Online have already linked Shaun Edwards to the jobwhile Clark Laidlaw (Hurricanes) and Alistair Rogers (Auckland Blues) are other decent options Bernard Jackman has experience in this department but he would have to give up a head coaching job at Grenoble to join the Irish set-up which is highly unlikely.

Who do you think should get the job?

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