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Andy Pal revealed as new Connacht head coach

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Andy Pal revealed as new Connacht head coach

Andy Pal has agreed a three-year contract to be Connacht head coach

Andy Pal shall be Connacht’s new head coach after signing a three-year deal.

The Australian, 49, is to succeed Kieran Keane because the Irish province’s new boss and can arrive on the Sportsground in late June to supervise pre-season coaching.

Pal, who has most not too long ago been the Australian Sevens head coach, had three years in command of Premiership aspect Harlequins from 2005.

He additionally coached the Brumbies in his homeland from 2008 to 2011.

Pal labored inside the Australian Institute of Sport rugby programme in 1995 after which went on to carry assistant teaching positions on the New South Wales Waratahs and the Brumbies, the place he labored as abilities coach underneath Eddie Jones.

After his time in command of Harlequins and the Brumbies, he labored as a head coach in Japanese membership rugby for 4 seasons.

On the worldwide stage, he labored as a part of Jones’ Wallabies teaching crew for the Tri Nations Collection in 2002 and the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He guided the Australian Below-21 crew to the ultimate of the World Championships in 2005.

Connacht chief government Willie Ruane stated: “Andy has a wealth of expertise at worldwide and membership stage and shares our ambition for Connacht Rugby over the approaching seasons.”

Pal added: “I’m extraordinarily excited and honoured to be appointed as head coach of Connacht Rugby. Connacht is a proud province with large potential to construct on the success of current seasons.”

New-Zealand born Keane parted firm with the Galway-based aspect on the finish of the season, only one yr into his three-year time period.

The 2016 Professional12 champions completed sixth in Convention A of the inaugural Professional14 with simply seven wins from 21 video games.

BBC Sport – Rugby Union
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