Defensive guru of had formerly taught the Waratah team has now been enrolled with London Irish. He was before this working with Ulster who is an Irish heavyweight champion. He has now joined the coach setup of London Irish as they struggle to maintain their position in the English Premiership. Kiss is also known for his former rugby coaching assignments. He was a rugby league player before at international levels and an NRL star as well in Australia. He has even worked with Declan Kidney, the former coach of Ireland who was at Exiles when they were on a mission to help the struggling club come around.
Kiss now takes over as the head coach position while Kidney, who had been part of the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam in 2009, has been appointed as technical director and he now would be succeeding Brendan Venter of South Africa club.The duo have three year contracts signed which will remain even if the club is unable to maintain their position in the top flight in English rugby by the time this season finishes. The duo has been working with Nick Kennedy, who is director of rugby for the team. Kiss stated that Declan is great to work with and he would look forward to working at London Irish with him. Even though it is a big job, it is something that they both look forward to. Kiss had been looking at opportunities that were available down under but the job at London Irish is an attractive one for the challenges it presents. (more…)