Head coach Andy Farrell signs long-term contract with Ireland

Andy Farrell has committed with Ireland until the end of 2027 Rugby World Cup
Andy Farrell has committed with Ireland until the end of 2027 Rugby World Cup

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has recommitted his future with the Irish Rugby Football Union after signing a long-term deal until the end of the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

The 48-year-old took over as Ireland head coach post 2019 Rugby World Cup and guided them to number one position in World Rugby Rankings after helping them to a Six Nations Grand Slam, the Triple Crown and a series victory in New Zealand.

They also managed to reach the quarter-finals of the recently concluded World Cup in France.

"Coaching Ireland has been a hugely enjoyable experience and I am proud to extend my association with the IRFU," said Farrell in a statement released.

"It is a pleasure to work with such a talented and committed group of players and, as we enter a new cycle, it will be exciting to see more players come through the system.

"There is a talented group of established internationals who are determined to succeed at international level for Ireland and I am excited to see how the last number of Ireland Under-20 squads will also emerge and challenge for international honours in the near future.

"It all makes for an exciting next chapter and it is one which my family and I are delighted to continue."

IRFU chief executive Kevin Potts said extension of Farrell's contract was a straightforward decision as they looked to build forward towards the 2027 showpiece event.

"The IRFU is determined to attract and retain top-class coaching talent and we are delighted to announce Andy's contract extension, which is a hugely positive boost for the game in Ireland.

"Andy is a world-class coach and an inspirational leader of great talent and integrity who has already made a significant contribution to Irish rugby through his leadership of our men's national team. We are extremely pleased that he has agreed to remain in Ireland."


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