The Scarlets have added another piece to their coaching jigsaw for next season with the appointment of Glenn Delaney as defence coach.
Delaney is currently the defence coach with New Zealand Super Rugby side the Highlanders and boasts a wealth of experience in northern hemisphere rugby.
Born in Christchurch, he had spells playing in Japan and in England and was part of London Irish’s Powergen Cup-winning squad in 2002, making 68 appearances for the club.
He spent seven years as director of rugby at Nottingham before becoming Irish’s forwards coach, head coach and finally head of rugby operations.
Delaney returned to New Zealand to join Mitre 10 Cup side Canterbury in December 2016 and went on to lead the side to a ninth title in 10 years.
He is in his second year with the Highlanders.
Delaney replaces Byron Hayward and will link up with incoming Scarlets head coach Brad Mooar in the summer once his Super Rugby commitments are over.