Connacht Rugby are inviting applications for the position of Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach. Reporting to the provincial Head of Fitness, the Senior S&C Coach will deliver all aspects of Strength and Conditioning (S&C), fitness and sports science at Connacht Rugby including; planning, programme design, programme delivery and monitoring.
It has been confirmed that Connacht centre Dave McSharry suffered a grade 2 PCL tear to his knee during a recent training session. Recovery time for the 25-year-old is likely to be from eight to ten weeks.
There is a lot more than just bragging rights on the line at Thomond Park as despite being nicely positioned in the GUINNESS PRO12 table, third-placed Munster and Connacht, in sixth, both have teams below them ready to pounce if they lose again.
Speaking to Irish Rugby TV after the trophy presentation, RBS 6 Nations winner Robbie Henshaw said: "Words can't describe it...just the whole atmosphere, everyone in the stadium, just the way it ended out. It was pretty intense, the heart was rushing."
Previewing this week's trip to Murrayfield, Ireland's Robbie Henshaw said: "Scotland have a really nice back-line, we're going to have to be sharp on our feet and defend really well. We'll have to match them physically and bring some line speed."
This very week back in 2012 Robbie Henshaw was preparing to captain Marist College to victory in the Connacht Schools Senior Cup. Just three short years later, the Athlone youngster is now central to Ireland's plans of retaining their RBS 6 Nations crown.