Former Eire captain Paul O’Connell has been appointed as forwards coach by French High 14 membership Stade Francais.
O’Connell, 38, will hyperlink up along with his former Munster team-mate Mike Prendergast, who can be a part of Heyneke Meyer’s teaching employees.
“Paul will deliver his worth and expertise to our teaching group,” mentioned former Springboks coach Meyer.
The Munster nice gained Eire 108 caps however retired in February 2016 due to a extreme hamstring damage.
That damage thwarted the British and Irish Lion’s plans to play for Toulon within the High 14.
O’Connell’s remaining sport was Eire’s World Cup victory over France in October 2015, when he sustained what in the end proved to be a career-ending damage.
Since then, O’Connell has labored in an advisory position for Munster’s academy, along with an assistant coach’s position with the Eire Beneath-20 group.
O’Connell’s seven appearances for the British and Irish Lions included captaining the facet within the Take a look at sequence defeat by South Africa in 2009.