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Andy Farrell joins Munster as temporary advisor

  • Andy Farrell has joined Munster in a temporary advisory role
  • The 40-year-old will take up his position as Ireland defence coach after the Six Nations
  • Munster have struggled this season and are likely to exit the Champions Cup at the Group stage
Incoming Ireland defence coach and former England assistant Andy Farrell has joined Guinness Pro 12 side Munster in an advisory role.

The 40-year-old has already agreed to become Ireland’s new defence coach following the Six Nations Championship, but will spend the next four months providing part-time support to the Irish province.

Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: “We have been looking for additional support for our coaching staff and with the timely availability of an experienced coach such as Andy Farrell we felt his inclusion would be hugely beneficial in assisting our coaching team.”

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, said: “Andy’s gardening leave prevents him from coaching in the international game at this time but he has agreed to an advisory role working with Anthony and his backroom team.”

Munster currently sit fifth in the Pro12 standings, losing four of their 11matches so far this season.

Following a 27-7 defeat by Stade Francais on Saturday, the two-time European champions also have only five points from four games in the Champions Cup, meaning they’re all-but out of the European competition.

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