Former England coach Mike Catt set for coaching role in Ireland

Former England coach Mike Catt set for coaching role in Ireland

Former England back and coach Mike Catt has been linked with a coaching role with Ireland as the national side's attack coach after the Rugby World Cup in Japan.


Currently working with Italy, the former England coach has reportedly agreed a deal to join the new Ireland set up under Andy Farrell.

The 47-year-old’s addition will be the final piece of Ireland’s new coaching jigsaw, Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty joining the set up while Simon Easterby continues in his role as forwards specialist and Richie Murphy staying on as kicking and skills coach.

Catt’s arrival will put all of England’s World Cup 2015 coaches on Irish shores, with Stuart Lancaster assisting Leinster and Graham Rowntree joining Munster from Georgia.

As a player Catt helped England win the 2003 World Cup and earned 76 caps between 1994 and 2007 and won one Lions cap on the victorious South Africa tour in 1997.

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