Munster are set to undergo some major changes in their backroom team this summer, with two key personnel set to depart the province. Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones are both set to move on, meaning they are currently on the hunt for some new faces to add to their team in the coming months.
One potential option has emerged today. The Limerick Leader are reporting that Mike Ruddock is one of the names under consideration to replace Flannery as forwards coach.
Ruddock is a Grand Slam winning coach, having led Wales to an unbeaten Six Nations campaign back in 2005. He would also go on to coach the Ireland U20s for four years, winning a Six Nations title in 2010.
Ruddock is currently the coach of AIL side Lansdowne, and is the father of Leinster and Ireland's Rhys Ruddock. He is seen as Munster by an experienced option to bring on board, having had success at all levels of the game.
Current Ireland U20 coach Noel McNamara, who led the side to a Grand Slam earlier this year, has also been linked with the position.