Ronan O'Gara named La Rochelle head coach

Ronan O'Gara is headed back to France.

The Munster and Ireland legend is to join La Rochelle in a head coaching role, and will take up the the appointment with the French Top 14 side in July on a three year deal. 

The Corkman will work alongside La Rochelle's Director of Rugby Jonno Gibbes. 

O'Gara replaces the outgoing Javier Garbajosa, who is to become Montpellier's head coach.

The Irish Examiner confirmed the news this morning.

O'Gara has spent the last two years with Crusaders, which followed a stint with Racing 92. 

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