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Felipe Contepomi Set To Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

LONDON - APRIL 12: Felipe Contepomi of Leinster places the ball ahead of a penalty kick during the Heineken Cup Quarter Final match between Harlequins and Leinster at the Stoop on April 12, 2009 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Felipe Contepomi will leave his post at Argentina XV to return to the club with which he made his name.

The Argentine was appointed coach of the XV in 2015, but after the departure of the national team’s head coach, Daniel Hourcane, Contepomi is also on the move, according to ESPN Argentina.

The 40-year-old will rejoin Champions Cup holders Leinster as a backs coach, a position that’s currently vacant following Girvan Dempsey’s tenure.

The Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) will announce the move in the coming days with a view to him being in place by July.

Contepomi joined Leinster during his playing days in 2003 from Bristol. During a six year spell with the Irish province, he made 116 appearances, scoring over 1,200 points and claiming the 2008 PRO14 (then Celtic League), and the 2009 Heineken Cup alongside current head coach Leo Cullen.

He left the club for Toulon in 2009, where after a two year spell he moved to Stade Francais.

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