Current Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell will become the country’s head coach when Joe Schmidt steps down from his role after next year’s World Cup.

Farrell joined the Ireland set up in 2016 after spending a four-year spell as an assistant coach with England.

The 43-year-old is the father of current England star Owen Farrell and will be looking to use everything he has learned whilst under Schmidt’s wing when he becomes the head coach.

Farrell enjoyed a successful playing career and played Rugby League as well as Union, before delving into the coaching world.

Here is his career in pictures.