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Friday 9 December 2016

Dundon considers Grenoble's two-year offer

Aaron Dundon. Photo: Sportsfile
Aaron Dundon. Photo: Sportsfile

It would appear Aaron Dundon is mulling over the firm interest from Grenoble to make the ex-Leinster hooker their next forwards coach.

There is a two-year deal on the table for the New Zealander to move to France in what would be his first professional coaching appointment.

The rumour mill has churned with the claim, mainly from French newspaper Midi Olympique, that Paul O'Connell turned down this role at the club located at the foot of The Alps.

However, it is understood that the engagement between Dundon and Bernard Jackman has been a recent enough development as the Top-14 club look to improve their technical coaching.

In typical New Zealand fashion, Dundon has been building a coaching CV through his experience with Newbridge College in the Leinster Schools Cup and as the forwards coach to Clontarf's All-Ireland League triumph last month.

Indeed, Dundon was credited with much of the work behind the advances made by 'Tarf's new generation of props like Ivan Soroka, Vac Abdaladze and Dylan Doyle in the AIL.

Meanwhile, ex-Leinster scrum-half Isaac Boss has been listed among the replacements for Waikato's Ranfurly Shield outing against Thames Valley on Monday.

"The inclusion on the bench of former Irish international and 52 cap Waikato stalwart Isaac Boss is a feature of the squad," issued the Waikato website.

It comes ten years after Boss last played for the club.

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