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.
A former assistant coach to the New Zealand Schools team for four seasons, he is also a former school headmaster.
In addition, Schmidt spent a year in Ireland as a player in the early 1990s when he assisted the Mullingar Club in Leinster.
Leinster will not be making any further comment and will announce the remainder of the new coaching team in the coming months.