The IRFU have announced that Niall O'Donovan has been appointed forwards coach to the Irish international team. O'Donovan joins the management team of manager Brian O'Brien, coach Eddie O'Sullivan and assistant coach Declan Kidney.

O'Donovan is a former Shannon player and coach and has been assistant coach to the Munster team for the past five years and to the Ireland A team for the last three years. He will continue his involvement with Munster until they complete their current European Cup commitments.

Filed by Amanda Fennelly