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Bernard Jackman Throws Cold Water On Reports Regarding Paul O'Connell

Bernard Jackman Throws Cold Water On Reports Regarding Paul O'Connell

Canal+ reported on Saturday that Paul O'Connell would be taking his first steps into coaching with Grenoble.

According to the French broadcaster, O'Connell would be spending a week with the club on a 'freelance' basis.

Head coach of the Top 14 side is former Leinster hooker Bernard Jackman. Also on the coaching staff is ex-Munster player Mike Prendergast.

Those reports were somewhat erroneous. O'Connell is indeed visiting the city. However, his main reason for being there is a skiing holiday.

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Speaking to John Fallon for the Irish Daily Mirror, Jackman explained that there's nothing 'formal' about O'Connell's visit.

He only arrived yesterday and went to our match last night.

If he gets the chance we will see him down the club one of the days and of course we will chat rugby and ideas, tactics etc., but unfortunately it's not anything long term or formal.

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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