Munster & Ulster Set To Finalise Deals For Highly-Rated Coaches

Munster and Ulster are set to bolster their coaching ranks.

The southern province are set to be close to finalising a deal to bring in former Toulouse star Régis Sonnes as their new forwards coach.

The Frenchman is highly-rated after spending four seasons with Bordeaux Begles, before making shock move to Ireland last year to take the Director of Rugby role with Bandon RFC in Cork, in the Munster Junior League.

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Ulster on the other hand are set to bring in a new head coach in the form of Jono Gibbes. The Kiwi spent seven seasons with Leinster as forwards coach and worked under Joe Schmidt. He is currently assistant to Franck Azéma at Clermont.

Gibbes has been with the French side for the last two season, and recently reportedly turned down the Connacht job.