Cape Town - Former Ireland great Ronan O'Gara has expressed his interest
in joining Andy Farrell's backroom staff when he takes over from Joe Schmidt as
O'Gara has built up an impressive coaching CV with Racing 92
and the Crusaders, whereas backline coach he helped the back-to-back champions
to the Super Rugby title in his debut season in the role.
With the 41-year-old's contract at the Crusaders set to
expire at the end of 2019, O'Gara has put his name in to the mix, with Farrell
looking for an attack coach when he succeeds Schmidt as head coach after the
"I would be in contact with a few guys from the IRFU, I
played all my rugby here," the former Ireland flyhalf told Virgin Media.
"I'm trying to do the best I can and create my own
journey as a coach. It changes very quickly.
"One phone call can change anything. At the minute I'm
in New Zealand, I'm extremely happy, contracted to the Crusaders. I will be for
"Something like that, it's your home country, you do
[want to get involved] at some stage. But I think it's important that you get
your timing right.
"An opening doesn't mean anything, it's about how you
can make it better and whether you can make it better.
"Who knows, depending on what role is available. You
can see that the show here is very strong at the minute.
"Someday, hopefully, it will happen."