South African Marius Goosen will remain as Italy defence coach until 2020.
The 47-year-old – who is director of rugby at Italian Pro14 franchise Treviso – has been part of the Italian national setup since 2016.
‘I’m happy to be able to continue working with the federation and with Italy, the country that welcomed me 15 years ago, and to continue the growth path started in the last year and a half, with the arrival of Conor in Italy,’ Goosen said.
Brendan Venter is also expected to continue working with Italy in a consultancy capacity.
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