The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced the retention of last season’s coaching team for the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds. Eric Elwood and Anthony Foley will again take up the reins for the side’s game against the England Saxons early next year.
Eric Elwood, who is the head coach of provincial side Connacht, was capped 35 times and scored 296 international points for Ireland. He also coached the Ireland Under-20 team to the Grand Slam in 2007.
He will link up again with his former international team-mate and current Munster forwards coach Anthony Foley, who won 62 caps for his country and will take responsibility for the forwards on the Wolfhounds team.
The remaining senior member of the Wolfhounds management team is manager Joey Miles who has worked with the Wolfhounds side for the last six seasons as well as with the Ireland senior squad on the tours to Japan in 2005 and New Zealand/Australia in 2008.
The Wolfhounds coaching team will work closely with the Ireland national management in terms of preparing the Wolfhounds for their upcoming game.
O2 IRELAND WOLFHOUNDS FIXTURE:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
England Saxons v O2 Ireland Wolfhounds, Exeter, kick-off tbc