Dundon backs ‘top-class’ Murphy to succeed at Ulster-ZoomTech News

Murphy will take over as Ulster interim head coach till the tip of the season after the conclusion of the Below-20 Six Nations

Eire Below-20 scrum coach Aaron Dundon believes Richie Murphy is “prepared” to tackle his first senior position as Ulster head coach.

“He is a unbelievable coach, he is very bold and he needs to maintain progressing his profession,” mentioned Dundon.

Murphy will take over as interim head coach till the tip of the season.

Dundon added: “I do not suppose it was an excessive amount of of a shock [that he got the job], we all know he’s a top-class coach and he was going to get picked up sooner somewhat than later.”

Murphy labored as a expertise coach with Leinster’s senior aspect earlier than he was appointed Eire’s Below-20 head coach in 2021.

He has since guided Eire to back-to-back Grand Slams, and they’re on track to retain the championship once more this yr having received their opening two video games.

Murphy will take up the submit as Ulster interim boss after the conclusion of the Below-20s Six Nations on 15 March, with Dundon revealing he refused to depart in the course of the match.

“One of many issues Richie mentioned is that he’s not strolling out on us in the course of the Six Nations and that’s testomony to the person he’s,” he mentioned.

“He’s going to be absolutely dedicated till the tip of the under-20 season.”

Richie Murphy
Murphy has loved a profitable spell with Eire’s Below-20 aspect, as they’re on track for his or her third successive Six Nations Grand Slam

The 41-year previous additionally maintains Murphy’s success with the under-20s demonstrates he’s able to making the step as much as taking cost of a senior aspect.

“I feel he is been prepared [for a senior head coach role] for fairly some time. He is loved the under-20 programme and has loved working with younger gamers and making them higher.

“We’re all delighted for him, all of the gamers and workers want him the most effective. I feel you may see over the past couple of years what he has executed with the gamers and workers.

“He has been nice for the under-20 surroundings and you may see that the gamers play for him and so they have nice enjoyment working with him. He has a very good relationship with all of them.”

Murphy will attempt to revitalise an Ulster aspect that has misplaced its previous three video games in all competitions and are eighth within the United Rugby Championship desk.

They have been knocked out of the Investec Champions Cup within the group phases after three defeats in 4 video games, however Dundon insists Murphy can flip across the province’s fortunes.

“He will be actually good up in Ulster,” he added. “He is going as much as a terrific surroundings with some nice gamers and it’s a actually constructive transfer for him.”

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