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London Irish Appoint Conor O’Shea Director of Rugby.

London Irish Appoint Conor O’Shea Director of Rugby.

Former Irish International full back Conor O’Shea has been appointed Director of Rugby at London Irish with immediate effect.

London Irish have confirmed that former Ireland full-back Conor O’Shea has been appointed director of rugby of the Exiles with immediate effect.

O’Shea, who announced his retirement from playing recently said: “I was hoping for an interesting role at the club following my retirement as a player but this appointment surpasses my expectations. The directors have created a position with real responsibility and opportunity and I look forward to contributing to this great club off the field as much as I enjoyed doing so on it.”

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The Irishman will continue to work with player/coach, Brendan Venter, on the development of the professional squad.

O’Shea’s responsibilities will be for the commercial development of the club, supervision of the professional squad, player development including co-ordination of the club’s development programme and the upkeep of playing links with the amateur club, liaison with the RFU, IRFU and Premier Rugby and with relevant board of directors.