Connacht have confirmed the appointment of Peter Wilkins as their new defence coach.
Wilkins who has worked with the RFU in England and spent time in Australia with Queensland had been with Edinburgh for the last two seasons.
He joins Jimmy Duffy and Nigel Carolan on Head Coach Kieran Keanes coaching ticket.
“I'm really pleased to be joining Connacht Rugby and excited about the opportunity to become a part of an organisation I have enormous respect for,” said Wilkins.
“I have visited the Sportsground as an opposition coach and have always been struck, not just by the skill set and commitment of the Connacht players on the field, but also by the passion and rugby values of the Connacht supporters and wider community.
“I'm well aware of Kieran's qualities from my time in the southern hemisphere, and am really looking forward to working closely with him, as well as Jimmy, Nigel and the other members of the organisation.
“I look forward to contributing to further success for Connacht Rugby and the province as a whole.”