Former England international Andy Farrell has added another coach to his Ireland set-up for when he takes over following the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Highly rated Leinster forwards coach John Fogarty had been strongly linked and it’s been confirmed he’s leaving the club at the end of the season.
He takes over as the IRFU National Academy Forwards Coach from the 1st July 2019, which includes taking over as the national team’s scrum coach following the World Cup.
Commenting on the move, Fogarty said, “I’ve enjoyed my time in Leinster Rugby. Working with some of the players from a young age and seeing them grow into senior players with Leinster and for some, with Ireland, has been brilliant.
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“To get the chance to now develop that further with all four Academies and to work with Andy Farrell and the rest of the Ireland set up is something that I’m very much looking forward to.
“I wouldn’t have had this chance though if Leinster Rugby and Leo Cullen hadn’t given me the opportunity to work with the Leinster senior team. I am very grateful for that opportunity. I’ll miss what we have built here at Leinster but I am equally excited by what lies ahead.”