La Rochelle confirm coach's departure amid links to move for Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara could be a step closer to a return to the French Top 14.

La Rochelle have confirmed the departure of backs coach Xavier Garbajosa.

The former French international will leave the Challenge Cup finalists on July 1.

A three-year contract is reportedly on the table for O'Gara as part of former Ulster boss Jono Gibbes’s coaching set-up.

The former Munster and Ireland fly-half is currently in his second season as an assistant coach to Scott Robertson at Super Rugby champions Crusaders in Christchurch.

Dalo's Hurling Podcast: Bubbles baffles Cork, Clare conquer Walsh Park, Dubs rattle the cage

More on this topic

London Irish say Diageo ending 30-year sponsorship over Paddy Jackson signing is 'regretful'

Ronan O’Gara: I’m not spooked by becoming La Rochelle head coach – I’m excited by it

No galacticos, but O’Gara will find a siege mentality much like Munster

How does Warren Gatland compare to other multiple-tour Lions coaches?

More in this Section

Frank Warren set for talks with Tyson Fury over Deontay Wilder rematch

Dundalk's Sean Gannon claims May's Player of the Month award

Harry Redknapp expects Frank Lampard to get Chelsea job

Woods ready to research Royal Portrush in preparation for the Open Championship


Does your garden feel a bit too exposed? 7 solutions to stop nosy neighbours spoiling summer

5 stylish ways to wear white head-to-toe

How to out-smart hay fever this summer

All the biggest moments you missed from men’s fashion week in Milan

More From The Irish Examiner