LIMERICK man Mike Prendergast has signed a new two-year deal with French Top 14 side Grenoble which will see him remain as backs coach until the end of the 2016-2017 season.
Former Young Munster Director of Rugby Prendergast took on the role of backs coach with Grenoble this season having previously filled the role of skills coach.
Grenoble are currently in seventh place in the Top 14 table, just ahead of Toulouse, having won five and lost five of their league fixtures to date this season.
After spending four seasons as Director of Rugby with Munsters’, Prendergast moved to Grenoble in June 2013 where he joined former Irish hooker Bernard Jackman, the club’s head coach, who has also just signed a new two-year deal with the club based at the foot of the Alps.
Mike Prendergast has experience of playing in the French league from the time he spent at Bourgoin. The former scrum-half, who has also played at out-half, made 48 appearances in his two spells with Munster and also had a spell playing with Gloucester in England.
Prendergast guided Young Munster to promotion to Division 1A in the All-Ireland League in his first season as player/coach and later enjoyed both Munster Senior Cup and Limerick Charity Cup successes with the Greenfields side. However, the AIL title has eluded the Clifford Park outfit during Prendergast’s time in charge.