# Jono Gibbes

This year
# stepping up
Jared Payne takes interim charge at Clermont following Jono Gibbes' exit
The former Ireland international joined Clermont as defence coach last summer.
Last year
# French Evolution
Jared Payne appointed new defence coach at Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne
Payne will take up a two-year deal in France when he leaves Ulster at the end of the season.
All time
# locked in
'There was a stage where I was thinking I was not going to be coming back'
Devin Toner thought his time at Leinster was coming to an end before he agreed a new contract.
# fond memories
'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'
Jono Gibbes was Cullen’s forwards coach in Leinster for six happy years.
# Top 14
La Rochelle announce departure of backs coach amid O'Gara links
The former Ireland out-half could be set for a position on Jono Gibbes’ coaching ticket.
# Finisher
Connacht signing Sevu Reece scores hat-trick in win for Gibbes' Waikato
The 21-year-old Fijian helped Waikato to a win over Wellington.
# Moving On
Ex-Ulster boss Gibbes to join French side La Rochelle in November
Gibbes previously worked in France with Clermont Auvergne as forwards coach.
# Exit Poll
Gibbes refuses to rule out La Rochelle switch after salvaging Champions Cup berth
The Kiwi traveled to speak with the Top14 club on Thursday and insists his absence didn’t impact preparations for the 35-17 Champions Cup play-off win.
# from way back
Gibbes pleased to still have a sniff of Pro14 playoffs as he bids to complete miracle comeback in Munster
‘We had no margin of error and we managed to fight and scratch our way through and get ourselves in a position to put pressure on Edinburgh.’
# basket case
'I've got nothing against Brian O'Driscoll. He can say what he wants'
The Ireland legend said that Ulster are a “basket case” of a province.
# suftum
Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh
Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.
# Unimpressed
'It felt a lot worse than the scoreboard suggested' - Gibbes disgruntled with Cardiff defeat
Ulster suffered a bruising 35-17 away defeat to Cardiff at the Arms Park last night.
# Jono Gibbes
Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose
Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.
# New Beginnings
Jono Gibbes to take up new head coach role with New Zealand club at the end of the season
Gibbes will take charge of Waikato for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup.
# gonzo
Jono Gibbes will return to southern hemisphere after one season with Ulster
The New Zealander has spent a decade in Europe since moving to work under Michael Cheika in Leinster.
# deflating
'We put a hell of a lot of effort into that game - the sheer amount of defence we did cost us'
Ulster fell to a late 17-16 Pro14 defeat to Edinburgh on Friday night at Kingspan Stadium.
# worries
Concern for Ulster as Cheika's Wallabies look to lure Gibbes away
The former All Blacks back row could link up with his old boss in Australia.
# Ulster
'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'
Interim Ulster boss Jono Gibbes got off to a winning start with a comprehensive defeat of the Southern Kings on Friday night.
# New Era
Gilroy hat-trick crowns Ulster demolition job on Kings to begin Gibbes reign
The bonus point win was tempered for Gibbes as Charles Piutau, Sean Reidy and Rob Lyttle all picked up injuries.
# stepping down
Les Kiss leaves Ulster by mutual consent as Jono Gibbes takes over
The former Ireland defence coach is leaving his position as director of rugby.
# narrow margins
'The game was 80 minutes wasn’t it?' Gibbes focusing on positives after Ulster's unconvincing win
Ulster snatched a victory from the death against Benetton Treviso on Friday night.
# suftum
October brings fresh start for Ulster but focus set on derby clash rather than Europe
Jono Gibbes’ side face Connacht on Friday night.
# bravo brads
Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre
A late intercept try sealed the northern province’s fate, but the writing was on the wall long before that.
# dragonslayers
Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons
Nick Timoney was man-of-the-match with two tries to his name.
# pro14
"I'm not sure it was about selling it': Why Jono Gibbes left the French champions for Ulster
Jono Gibbes is ready to mould Ulster into a force to be reckoned with.
# Jouez
France the ideal setting for Leinster’s exciting attack to be unleashed again
Clermont have undoubted quality but Leinster are an exciting attacking force.
# start over
Ulster flanker Coetzee scheduled to return for start of next season
The worst was feared for the Springbok, but exploratory surgery yesterday showed only cartilage damage and he faces a four-month recovery.
# Pastures new
Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster
The 40-year-old also guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.
# Hot Seat
Two fancied ex-All Blacks out of the running for Connacht job
Tony Brown has ruled himself out, while Jono Gibbes will be staying in France.
# familiar face
Ex-Leinster coach Gibbes emerges as contender to succeed Lam at Connacht
The New Zealander is currently working as an assistant coach at Top 14 club Clermont.
# Respect
Classy Clermont fans to pay tribute to Anthony Foley tomorrow
Clermont forwards coach Jono Gibbes said people in France were shocked by Foley’s death.
The right-hand men: 5 of the best rugby assistant coaches who deserve a top job
Which club will take a punt on one of these guys?
# cullen's crew
Leinster surprised by lack of high-profile interest in head coaching position
It’s looking increasingly likely that Leo Cullen will lead the province into the 2015/16 season.
# Firepower
Clermont announce signing of All Blacks wing Gear after Top 14 failure
The Auvergne club lost finals in the Top 14 and Champions Cup during the season just ended.
# La Vie en Rose
Clermont 'sick of losing finals' as they size up Stade for Top14 decider
Stade meanwhile, are summoning the spirit of 2007 in their bid to paint their home town pink.
# New Deal
Gibbes extends Clermont contract to end Leinster head coach speculation
The former Leinster forwards coach has signed a new deal that runs until 2018.
# job search
Leinster make indirect contact but Robbie Deans says 'it won't be me'
Leinster job is very attractive, admitted Deans, but he claims to be happy in Japan.
# Candidate
Former All Black Deans emerges as early front-runner for Leinster job
The ex-Australia coach is understood to be interested in relocating to Europe.
# pedigree
A three-time European Cup winner with Leinster could join a very exclusive club this weekend
Only two men have won four European Cups. There could be a third soon enough.
# old boy
Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final
The ex-Leinster forwards coach has guided Clermont into their second European final.