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.
The IRFU wish to thank Steph for the major contribution he has made in the development of rugby within Connacht and the success he has had with the Connacht professional team.
The IRFU are delighted to announce Michael Bradley has been appointed as the new Provincial Director of Coaching for Connacht. Michael is currently a staff coach within the IRFU framework operating with the Irish U21 side, the Coach Development Process and the Elite Player Development Programmes.