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Jono Gibbes

Jono Gibbes

Head Coach

The former New Zealand player joins Ulster on a two-year contract from French giants ASM Clermont Auvergne, where he was Forwards Coach.

Gibbes has previous experience in Ireland having joined the Leinster set up in 2008, helping the squad to win three Heineken Cup titles during a six-year spell in Dublin. The first of those successes came under the stewardship of Michael Cheika in 2009, before he assisted Joe Schmidt in the 2011 and 2012 triumphs.

He moved to France in 2014 and was part of a coaching set-up that guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.

In addition to his expertise in forward play, the 40-year-old has also gained valuable experience in coaching other aspects of the game, such as attack, during his stints at Leinster and Clermont.

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