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Report: Felipe Contepomi Quits Argentina XV Role To Take Leinster Job

Report: Felipe Contepomi Quits Argentina  XV Role To Take Leinster Job

Former Leinster out-half Felipe Contepomi has quit his job as Argentina XV rugby coach and is set to take up the Leinster backs coach job next month, according to a report on ESPN.

It comes after Girvan Dempsey announced he is leaving the province at the end of the season to take up a position as an attack coach with Bath.

Between 2003 and 2009, Contepomi became a fans favourite at Leinster making 116 appearances and playing a star role in their 2009 Heineken Cup run. The out-half developed a special connection with the province and even attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Dublin where he earned medical degrees. He subsequently worked in the Beaumont Hospital.

He left the province in 2009 to move to France. In 2015 Contepomi took a coaching role with Los Jaguares. He hinted at returning to Leinster in some capacity last November when he was in Dublin for the Autumn Internationals. Reports of the move emerged earlier today in his home nation.

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ESPN confirmed the news today, with Contepomi set to link up with former team-mate Leo Cullen.

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