Howley in talks about Munster job
Another member of Warren Gatland's Wales backroom could be on his way to Ireland after the World Cup after it emerged that Rob Howley has spoken to Munster about becoming their attack coach.
The former scrum-half is a long-serving assistant of the New Zealander. He has been assistant coach on two Lions tours, while he also stood in for Gatland when he went on sabbatical.
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Johann van Graan is on the look-out for a senior attack coach to bolster his backroom team, with Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery expected to sign new deals in the coming weeks.
Howley would not be available until after the World Cup which could be a sticking point for any appointment.
If he were to be appointed, he would join Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde in Ireland after his move to Leinster was announced last week.
Meanwhile, Connacht prop Conan O'Donnell has joined Japanese Super Rugby side the Sunwolves for the rest of their campaign. The 22-year-old Sligo native made seven appearances this season.
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