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Coventry excited to work with Franks
ESPN Staff
January 14, 2015
As revealed by ESPN on Monday, Ben Franks is set to join London Irish © Getty Images

Newly appointed London Irish coach Tom Coventry has revealed he is looking forward to working with fellow New Zealander Ben Franks at the club.

As reported exclusively by ESPN on Monday, Franks is set to join the club after the World Cup and Chiefs assistant Coventry confirmed the prop is in talks with the club and said he is looking forward to working with him.

"I'm pretty sure he [Franks] has gone through the process of signing his contract with them for after the World Cup but that was done before my involvement," said Coventry on Radio New Zealand News.

"It's good to have him there, another Kiwi and obviously a quality player so I'm looking forward to being involved with Ben. Obviously I was training teams to try and combat Ben's strength so it would be nice to have him on your side for a change."

Coventry will join Irish at the end of the Super Rugby season, the club announced on Wednesday morning. Franks, who has 41 caps for the All Blacks, is expected to be announced as a marquee signing in the coming weeks.

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