Franco Smith returns to the benches. The former Squadra Azzurra coach between 2020 and 2021 will coach the Glasgow Warriors next season.
Capped 9 times for the Springboks during his playing career in the late 1990s, the Scottish club’s new coach returns to the field after a brief hiatus as head of high performance for the Italian national team.
He remains on a more than mixed record with Italy, having won no match in the VI Nations tournament in two years. This time he will be at the helm of a team evolving in ” the United Rugby Championship » bringing together the Irish, Italian, Scottish and South African teams.