Bernard Jackman to bring a former Leinster team mate into his Grenoble staff

Stan Wright looks set to become the team's forwards coach

BY Daniel Kelly 11:11 Friday 3 June 2016, 11:11 3 Jun 2016

Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Stan Wright, the former Leinster prop looks set to join former team mate Bernard Jackman at the Top14 side Grenoble.

Wright, played in two Heineken Cup finals for Leinster. He was part of the front row with Jackman when the team won their first European title in Murrayfield in 2009.

The Cook Islands prop spent five years with Leinster before leaving in 2011. He went on to play in the Top14 with Stade Francais and has an intimate knowledge of the league.


Stan Wright and Bernard Jackman with the Heineken Cup in 2009. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Wright already has experience of being a forwards coach. When at Leinster as a player, he worked with AIL side Suttonians as a coach during the 2009/10 season.

Grenoble currently lie in tenth place ahead of their final game of the season. The play Toulouse at home on Sunday night, with the former European champions needing to win to try and guarantee a home tie in the quarter-finals.

Jackman already works with former Munster back Mike Prendergast in the team's backroom staff, but has previously welcomed Wright to Grenoble, to watch a game.

The news of Wright's imminent arrival was revealed in Friday's Midi-Olympique.


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