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Franco Smith To Take Over As Italy Head Coach After World Cup

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The Cheetahs have confirmed this afternoon that Franco Smith will take over as head coach of Italy after the 2019 World Cup.  Smith is currently the head coach of the Cheetahs and the club confirmed today that the 46-year-old will take up his new position on 1st January 2020. Smith will continue his current role throughout the upcoming Currie Cup …

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Conor O’Shea’s Future In Doubt As Italy Approach Cheetah’s Coach

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Conor O’Shea’s future as the Italian head coach has been thrown into jeopardy following reports that the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) made an approach to Franco Smith, head coach of the Toyota Cheetahs. O’Shea’s current contract is set to run until the end of next year’s Six Nations campaign, however, the Guinness PRO 14 outfit confirmed via Twitter that Smith …

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Connacht’s Efforts To Replace Pat Lam Continue As Yet Another Contender Rules Himself Out

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Pat Lam, Head Coach of Connacht looks on ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Wasps and Connacht Rugby at the Ricoh Arena on December 11, 2016 in Coventry, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Connacht’s campaign to replace outgoing coach Pat Lam is turning into a massive challenge, as a number of candidates have distanced themselves from the position. Lam will depart the current Pro12 holders to join Premiership side Bristol at the end of the season, and the Irish province are finding that replacing the 48-year-old is easier said than done. In an …

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