Twitter Reacts To Andy Farrell Being Named Ireland’s New Defence Coach


We know it’s pretty early in 2016, but this will surely be the biggest shock appointment of the year.

Ireland today announced that former Rugby League man Andy Farrell will succeed Les Kiss as Ireland’s new defence coach. The former England defence coach takes up the same position with Ireland after this year’s Six Nations and is a move that nobody could have predicted.

Farrell, father of England out-half Owen Farrell, was a member of Stuart Lancaster’s coaching team before being relieved of his duties in December by Eddie Jones.

The overriding emotion online after the announcement was a mixture of shock, optimism and quite frankly- disbelief.


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