The Crusaders are reportedly set to lose assistant coach and former Ireland international Ronan O'Gara to a three‑year deal in French rugby.
French sports media outlet L'Equipe reports O'Gara will sign the deal with La Rochelle with his current contract under the Super Rugby champions set to expire after this season.
It means O'Gara would go from working under one All Black in Scott Robertson to another with La Rochelle currently coached by former lock and Waikato coach, Jono Gibbes.
The Crusaders play the Stormers at 3.15am Sunday in the Super Rugby.
Source: TV NZ