Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Smith to replace O'Shea as Italy coach, say Cheetahs

Written by 
Published in Rugby
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:48

Franco Smith is to take over from Conor O'Shea as head coach of Italy after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, according to his employers in his native South Africa.

Bloemfontein's Pro14 side the Cheetahs confirmed their head coach is leaving to take charge of Italy in January.

In a statement, the club wished Smith "the best of luck with the opportunity to coach on an international level until the next World Cup in 2023".

The Italian Rugby Federation have yet to comment on the coaching change.

Former Ireland international O'Shea has been in charge of Italy since 2016. It remains to be seen what role, if any, he will have with the Azzurri next year.

The Cheetahs say Smith, 46, will remain in charge for their Currie Cup campaign until the end of November, before joining Italy on 1 January 2020.

Smith, who won nine caps for the Springboks, finished his playing career in Italy with three seasons at Benetton Treviso before spending six years as head coach of the Italian outfit from 2007 to 2013.

Read 6096 times

Soccer

Sources: Chelsea's £40m Gordon bid rejected

Sources: Chelsea's £40m Gordon bid rejected

Chelsea have had a £40 million bid for Anthony Gordon rejected by Everton, sources have told ESPN.Bl...

Klopp: Critics judged Nunez too early

Klopp: Critics judged Nunez too early

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Darwin Nunez's physicality and technical ability, saying the...

Tuchel faces FA probe after criticising referee

Tuchel faces FA probe after criticising referee

Thomas Tuchel is being investigated by the English Football Association (FA) over comments he made r...

Basketball

USA Basketball sets roster for WC qualifying

USA Basketball sets roster for WC qualifying

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round...

NBA to retire Russell's No. 6 for all 30 teams

NBA to retire Russell's No. 6 for all 30 teams

The NBA will honor the legacy of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell by retiring his No. 6 jersey for...

Baseball

LeMahieu dealing with toe issue, to have MRI

LeMahieu dealing with toe issue, to have MRI

BOSTON -- New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu has been dealing with a right big toe issue ov...

Bregman delivers on HR ask: 'Hit one for Uvalde'

Bregman delivers on HR ask: 'Hit one for Uvalde'

Hours after representatives of the Houston Astros hosted members of Texas' Uvalde community for a pr...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated