French rugby great Raphael Ibanez to join Thames Valley as assistant coach

Former France captain Raphael Ibanez will join Thames Valley as an assistant coach for this year's Heartland Championship. The 46-year-old former hooker, who played 98 tests for France, will also assist in some Counties Manukau training sessions during his time in New Zealand. Ibanez told French newspaper L'Equipe that the move to the Swamp