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Leinster’s Coaching Ticket Beginning to Take Shape

Leinster’s new coaching ticket is beginning to take shape following Matt O’Connor’s departure

Leinster have appointed John Fogarty to replace Marco Caputo as scrum coach, after he resigned in the wake of Matt O’Connor’s sacking. Fogarty, a former Munster, Connacht and Leinster player, was part of the blues side that won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

Fogarty is no stranger to the Leisnter set up, having been employed as the provinces Elite Player Development Officer since retiring in 2010. He has also worked with the province’s ‘A’ squad as forwards coach and is currently involved with the Irish under 20s at the World Cup in Italy.

Kurt McQuilkin will join John Fogarty in the backroom team as defence coach, on a short term contract. McQuilkin, who played on 32 occasions for the province and holds five Ireland caps, was previously employed in the role under Michael Cheika.

Together with Girvan Dempsey as backs coach, the trio form an indigenous backroom staff. However, it is yet to be seen if Leo Cullen will get the position of head coach or if the province will opt for someone from outside. Despite much speculation, Robbie Deans ruled himself out of the running for the position last month.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.