Tania Rosser appointed new Lei...


Tania Rosser appointed new Leinster women's head coach

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Tania Rosser is the new Leinster women's head coach. 

The New Zealand-born former Irish international succeeds Phil De Barra in the role.

Rosser, who spent ten years with Leinster as a player, has also represented Ireland in netball and touch rugby.

She enjoyed major success with the country in rugby as part of the 2014 World Cup campaign and also played a part in the Grand Slam of 2015.

Rosser has gained experience on the coaching front with Leinster previously, as assistant coach to Philip Doyle, while she has also been involved with Clontarf and Blackrock.

“I’m really excited," Rosser said.

"It’s a huge honour and privilege to be here to coach the Leinster women’s team.

“I played for many years for them so I know how important it is for the development of the girls and I’m just super excited and can’t wait to get started.”

Welcoming the appointment, Leinster's Head of Rugby Development Philip Lawlor said it was a positive development for the province.

“Tania had a stellar playing career with Leinster and Ireland and since retiring has pursued her coaching qualifications and experience across rugby and other sports.

“She has, until recently, been head coach of the Clontarf J1 side, has experience with Blackrock College RFC women’s side and has also worked with the Leinster age grade pathway helping to coach the Metropolitan regional side in the Bank of Ireland Sarah Robinson Cup competition.

“We believe that Tania’s knowledge, experience and character will add greatly to what has gone before and we would like to thank Phil de Barra and Ben Armstrong and their teams for all their work during the three previous playing seasons and in particular over the last 20 months, which was a hugely challenging period for rugby in the country.

“We are now looking forward to working with Tania to ensure we remain at the top of Irish women’s rugby in producing players for the national XVs and Sevens sides and competing for the interprovincial title.”

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