Farrell to replace Schmidt as Ireland coach after World Cup

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Ireland v New Zealand - Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland - November 17, 2018 Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell before the match REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Joe Schmidt is stepping down as Ireland head coach after the 2019 World Cup in Japan and will be replaced by defence coach Andy Farrell, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Monday. Since taking on the job in 2013, Schmidt has overseen the team’s most successful period, winning three Six […]

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