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Kiss admits interest in Connacht role

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Nov 2012

Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss has confirmed he would be interested in replacing Eric Elwood in the Connacht hot seat – but he won’t give it any thought until after the autumn internationals.

In October, Elwood confirmed he would be stepping down from his role as head coach at the end of the season and Connacht, currently eighth in the RaboDirect PRO12 table, have revealed they have already received around 40 applications for the role.

And while Australian Kiss, who played rugby league for Queensland, admitted he had not formally expressed his interest yet, he will assess his options after Ireland’s clash with Argentina this weekend.

"Connacht would interest me, without a doubt, but I haven't put my name forward," he told Dublin's 98FM.

"That's based on the fact that, at this stage, my whole focus is about this November series and then I'll reassess from there.

"It'll probably be something that I'd always consider if something like Connacht came up again or even any of the other provinces in Ireland, but, at this stage, my whole focus is November They're conversations for later and deeper thoughts for me to have then."