Former Ireland International Set To Take Over As Cardiff Blues Boss

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Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is being lined up to take over as the new boss at Cardiff Blues this summer, according to a report by Simon Thomas of WalesOnline this morning.

Current boss Danny Wilson is set to depart the Welsh region at the end of the current season, and it appears they have identified Murphy as their man to replace him, with the Tigers coach part of a three-man shortlist that has been whittled down from 30.

Murphy is set to be their the preferred candidate after all three were interviewed, with an announcement said to be imminent once negotiations have been formally finalised. The move will see him end his 20 year stint with the Tigers, having joined the Premiership side in 1997.

Murphy enjoyed a hugely successful career as a player, before becoming assistant coach in 2013, shortly after retiring. Should he take the role, he will become the second Irishman in charge of a Welsh region, with Bernard Jackman taking over the the Dragons over the summer.

Murphy made 316 appearances for the Tigers, scoring 657 points, winning the Premiership title an astonishing eight times. He also has 72 Ireland caps to his name, and was part of the 2009 Grand Slam winning team under Declan Kidney.

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