Reformed following Juno Gibbs’ departure to Claremont, La Rochelle’s crew should soon receive a boost from Doncha Ryan, whose contract with Racing 92 has yet to be extended.
Doncha Ryan could give his career a new boost soon. The Ireland international (47 caps) is actually at a crossroads. European champion with Monster before losing twice in the final under the colors of Racing 92, The Irish second row will not prolong the adventure with the Club Ile-de-FranceWhich he joined in 2017 after thirteen seasons under the colors of the “Red Army”.
With a goal next season, according to the Irish daily Irish Examiner whose information was confirmed by the regional daily SouthwestAnd the Donacha Ryan has received an offer from his former Monster and Ireland team-mate Ronan O’Gara.. He was invited to take over from Juno Gibbs as sporting director at Stade Rochelais following the New Zealander’s departure to Clermont, to succeed Frank Azima at Auvergne.
Ryan is responsible for the side lines and the strikers?
But Ronan O’Gara expects his 37-year-old compatriot to not be in the second-line role. Actually, The former XV du Trèfle opener sees his former teammate as a future member of his squad.. While former South Africa international Guthru Steenkamp is expected to replace Davit Zirakashvili as a consultant for Scrum, Gregory Patat and Roman Karmengnani will have a close role in the forwards. In the drop zone, Doncha Ryan can bring his expertise to the La Rochelle crew and players.
Such a decision would put an end to the long career of the Irishman, who has played no less than 167 matches under the colors of Münster. While Vanes, who recently reached the unhappy semi-finals in Pro D2, was hoping to convince him to continue his career for at least another season to cement his ambition to join the Top 14, frustrated this year, This is another option Doncha Ryan could make.