Saturday 23 September 2017

Leinster dismiss Dempsey exit speculation


Leinster assistant coach Girvan Dempsey. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Leinster assistant coach Girvan Dempsey. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Leinster expect Girvan Dempsey to be part of their backroom team next season despite reports in France that the former Ireland full-back is being lined up by Bordeaux Begles as a replacement for their departing backs coach Emile Ntamack.

It is understood that the assistant coach has agreed to remain with his home province for at least another season, although official confirmation of the renewal of the management team's contracts has yet to be released.

Midi Olimpique yesterday reported that the Top 14 side had spoken to the 41-year-old about a potential move to the club where ex-Ireland second-row Jeremy Davidson will be forwards coach next season.

A former head of Leinster's Academy, Dempsey has been part of Leo Cullen's backroom team for the past two seasons.

With Stuart Lancaster taking on the role of senior coach, his role has changed this year but he is set to gain additional experience working under Joe Schmidt during next month's summer tour.

Leinster are expected to issue a release on the future of their management team in the coming days and it is expected they will remain in situ after overseeing their return to the European semi-finals this year.

Irish Independent

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