Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Conor McPhillips will take over as backs coach for the senior team from the start of the 2016/17 season. Andre Bell, who had previously held the role as backs & kicking coach for the last two seasons, has returned home to New Zealand to be with his family.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU can confirm that Munster head coach Anthony Foley has accepted a one-year contract extension and that the province are looking to appoint a director of rugby for the 2016/17 season.
The IRFU and Leinster Rugby are pleased to announce that Cian Healy has signed a new three-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain in Ireland up until the end of the Rugby World Cup in 2019.
The Irish Rugby Football Union today announced that Robbie Henshaw will see out the remainder of his contract with Connacht before joining Leinster on a three-year deal which will run from July 2016 until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.