Leinster have confirmed that John Fogarty will come into the Ireland fold in July and permanently replace Greg Feek as the international side's scrum coach after the World Cup.

Feek is heading for Japan to take up a position with club side Ricoh but will double up his role with Ireland until after the autumn's tournament.

Fogarty has been heavily linked with a role in the international set-up in recent weeks and Leinster said this morning that he will form part of head-coach-in-waiting Andy Farrell's back-room set-up.

He'll assume the role of National Academy forwards coach in two months before stepping into Feek's shoes after the World Cup in Japan.

Robin McBryde meanwhile will link up with Leinster as assistant coach after the World Cup.

The former Llanelli and later Scarlets hooker, capped 37 times by Wales, has previously been forwards coach with his native country and acted as Wales head coach during the North American tour of Canada and USA in 2009 while Warren Gatland and Rob Howley were on Lions duty in South Africa.

He did the same on the tour to Japan in 2013 while Gatland was again involved in the Lions tour of Australia.

Confirming Fogarty's departure, Leinster said: "Leinster Rugby and the IRFU can this morning confirm that John Fogarty will take up the role of IRFU National Academy Forwards Coach from the 1st July 2019.

"Fogarty will be working across all four provinces to further develop the alignment and deliver a technical programme for both scrum and lineout for coaches and players in the elite player pathway which has been so critical to date of the growing success in the development of young Irish Tight Forwards.

"He will play a key role in the development of forward coaches within the elite pathway and deliver technical clinics to the Academies, National Age Grade Squads and players in the National Talent Squad (NTS).

"Fogarty will assume the role of national scrum coach post Rugby World Cup 2019 where he will continue to work across all four provinces to ensure the consistency and alignment of players is continued to be built on the back of the excellent work Greg Feek has done."

Fogarty added: "Working with some of the players from a young age and seeing them grow into senior players with Leinster and for some, with Ireland, has been brilliant.

"To get the chance to now develop that further with all four Academies and to work with Andy Farrell and the rest of the Ireland set up is something that I’m very much looking forward to.

"I wouldn’t have had this chance though if Leinster and Leo Cullen hadn’t given me the opportunity to work with the senior team. I am very grateful for that opportunity. I’ll miss what we have built here at Leinster but I am equally excited by what lies ahead."