21 Mar 2012

Ireland look for new scrum coach

7:07 am on 21 March 2012

Ireland's rugby board has advertised for the newly established position of high performance scrum coach, just days after the national team's scrummaging skills were shambolically exposed in a 30-9 Six Nations defeat by England.

The job called on applicants with "a complete and thorough understanding of rugby union" to plan, research and constantly evaluate current scrummaging practice.

Ireland's scrum was so badly beaten in Dublin commentators were expressing their concern for the welfare of the replacement tighthead prop Tom Court.