South African Franco Smith has been confirmed as head coach of Italy’s rugby team, the Italian rugby federation (FIR) announced on Saturday.
Former Cheetahs coach Smith, 47, took over on a interim basis last November after predecessor Conor O’Shea resigned despite his contract running through to the end of May 2020.
Smith will be supported by assistant coach Marius Goosen, with Giampiero De Carli in charge of forwards, Alessandro Troncon overseeing the backs, and Quintin Kruger and Giovanni Sanguin coordinating physical preparation.
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