In Pictures: Andy Farrell’s First Training Session With Munster
Andy Farrell spent today casting an eye over Munster’s training session in UL after the province confirmed the incoming Ireland defence coach will join Anthony Foley’s backroom team as a temporary consultant until the end of the season.
Farrell, who has just been appointed as defence coach to Ireland in succession to Les Kiss, will be spending at least one day a week in Munster primarily on defence, but also to have an input elsewhere on how the team is being prepared.
Commenting on the appointment, Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: “We have been looking for additional support for our coaching staff and with the timely availability of an experienced coach such as Andy Farrell we felt his inclusion would be hugely beneficial in assisting our coaching team.”
In relation to Farrell’s availability, David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented: “Andy’s gardening leave prevents him from coaching in the international game at this time but he has agreed to an advisory role working with Anthony and his backroom team.”