18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Brian joined the Irish senior management team in 2004 and is taking part in his second Rugby World Cup.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, he has worked as a physiotherapist and athletic rehabilitator with several collegiate level sports and with the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team.
Recently, Brian has earned a PhD from University College Dublin investigating performance and injury testing in rugby union.