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Eire: 4 coaches prolong contracts past Rugby World Cup

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Eire: 4 coaches prolong contracts past Rugby World Cup

Farrell, Feek, Easterby and Murphy helped Joe Schmidt’s Eire facet win the Six Nations Grand Slam this yr

4 Eire coaches have signed contract extensions to past the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Forwards coach Simon Easterby, defence coach Andy Farrell and abilities coach Richie Murphy have prolonged their commitments to June 2020.

Scrum coach Greg Feek is ready to take up a place with Japanese facet Ricoh however will proceed to work with Eire till the completion of the World Cup.

All 4 coaches have been concerned on this yr’s Six Nations Grand Slam success.

“We have now a world-class teaching group that has pushed and sustained excessive ranges of efficiency on the worldwide stage,” mentioned IRFU efficiency director David Nucifora.

“Additionally they assist the work of the provinces with their technical experience and play an necessary function within the growth of younger gamers on the pathway to worldwide honours.”

Feek and Murphy each joined the nationwide teaching set-up from Leinster, the place that they had labored underneath Eire’s head coach Joe Schmidt. Easterby beforehand held the pinnacle coach function at Welsh facet Scarlets.

Former British and Irish Lions coach Farrell was additionally a part of Stuart Lancaster’s England teaching set-up between 2011 and 2015.

BBC Sport – Rugby Union
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