Dublin: 14°C Thursday 23 September 2021

James Coughlan joins Toulon as defence coach

The Cork native is building an impressive CV in France.

James Coughlan was a Thomond Park favourite.
James Coughlan was a Thomond Park favourite.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

FORMER MUNSTER BACK ROW James Coughlan has been appointed defence coach at French giants Toulon.

The Cork native most recently coached with Brive, after stints with Pau and Aix-en-Provence.

“I am very glad to join RCT,” Coughlan said, “I can’t wait to meet the staff and players and to be able to take part in my first training this afternoon. It’s a very exciting challenge for me and I thank the club for their trust.”

Coughlan will link up with lock Quinn Roux who has made the move to the club from Connacht. 

“James has a lot of experience at a great European club,” said Toulon general manager, Patrice Collaz. “He is a real added value for the players and the staff to whom he will bring his experience and rigor.”

Get exclusive
rugby analysis

Access members-only podcasts, analysis and insider reports from The42’s Murray Kinsella

Become a Member

About the author:

The42 Team

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel