The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
In his first season Kidney led Ireland to their first Grand Slam in 61 years in 2009 but Ireland won only one game in this year’s RBS 6 Nations, their opening match against eventual champions Wales.
And the IRFU have decided to install Les Kiss as the head of this summer’s tour to North America, accompanied by Gert Smal and Anthony Foley.
IRFU CEO Philip Browne said: “We would like to sincerely thank Declan for his commitment to Irish Rugby.
“His contribution and involvement across the spectrum of Irish rugby delivered Under Age, Provincial, Grand Slam and Triple Crown success, and epitomises his passion, belief and commitment to the game.
“With a host of new and emerging talent at every level, and despite the clear challenges ahead, we are confident of securing another world-class coach to work with this talented and ambitious group of players.”