McKee to coach Connacht?

Date published: January 20 2017

With Pat Lam leaving his position at Connacht at the end of the season, Fiji coach John McKee has surfaced as a serious candidate for the position.

The New Zealander has coached at Connacht before, after spending three season there from 2002 to 2005 and has good relationships with players and coaches at the Sportsground according to

If the Irish club are making a serious bid for the coach, an issue for them going forward could be that McKee is still contracted to Fiji until 2019, after the World Cup that year.

The coach has a wealth of experience after coaching at a variety of clubs all over the world from AS Montferrand in France, Central Coast Rays in Australia and Connacht. He has international experience as well after acting as assistant coach for the Pacific Islanders, a technical advisor for Tonga, worked as the Australia U-20’s assistant coach before taking the reigns as Fiji boss in 2014.