Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Jono Gibbes

All time
# Expert
Gibbes keen for titles with Clermont after earning legend status in Leinster
Having won three Heineken Cups in Ireland, the Kiwi is now forwards coach at the Top 14 club.
# Home Discomforts
Trinh-Duc holds nerve to condemn Clermont to another home defeat
Suddenly, the Auvergne-based club don’t look so dangerous at the Stade Marcel-Michelin.
# Succession
Gibbes confident that 'hungry, motivated and self-driven' Leinster will improve
The Kiwi forwards coach believes in Leo Cullen’s ability to replace him at the province next season.
# point to prove
Munster's meagre Six Nations representation not Leinster's problem
Blues forwards coach Jono Gibbes is not buying attempts to ramp up Saturday’s interpro as a grudge match for overlooked players.
# interpro
Ross on Munster rivalry: 'You fight more in a family than you do with strangers'
The Leinster prop is expecting a fierce encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
# Back To Business
O'Driscoll 'excited' about facing Munster, possibly for the final time
Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes says the outside centre is happy to get back to provincial basics.
# Heineken Cup
Rob Kearney: 'I've kicked some ugly drop goals and that's certainly up there'
The fullback’s three-pointer from 42 metres out was a vital spur in a comeback win over Castres.
# In Demand
'Jamie hasn't signed for anyone' - Gibbes scotches Heaslip to Toulon rumours
Another stray tweet caused an online stir at the weekend but Leinster are determined to keep their No.8.
# succession plan
Top man, top player Cullen the perfect choice to sustain Leinster culture -- Easterby
The Leinster manager praised Leinster’s next forwards coach who ‘has been around in the bad times as well’.
# Opinion
'Ladyboys' to legends: Gibbes deserves more credit for Leinster success
The forwards coach has presided over a spell of prolific success, yet many fans seem nonplussed by his departure for Clermont.
# Pro12
Time wasn't right for Jono Gibbes to 'put his hand up' for top role at Leinster
In team news, the province expect Sean O’Brien to make his first appearance of the season at Thomond Park this weekend.
# blindsided
Ruddock sad to see the back of 'inspiring' Gibbes
The Kiwi forwards coach had his pack primed and ready to control last night’s encounter with Cardiff.
# jono gone-o
VIDEO: Matt O'Connor confirms Gibbes' departure to Clermont
The Australian will need to bring in a new forwards coach at the end of the season.
# Top 14
Leinster coach Jono Gibbes to join Clermont - reports
The forwards coach is rumoured to be joining the French club as Vern Cotter’s replacement.
# Grand Final
Cramming for summer exams can wait as O'Driscoll lines up Ulster
The Leinster centre has highlighted Nick Williams, Jared Payne and Tommy Bowe as the main threats to his team.
# looking ahead
'I'm just glad it's not my department' - Gibbes on Madigan-Sexton selection dilemma
The coach also dismissed criticism of new signing Zane Kirchner.
# Heineken Cup
Gibbes wary of Exeter's Sandy strength
Only Northampton and Clermont Auvergne have beaten the Exeter Chiefs at home this season.
# Lucky 13
Leinster 'confident' on O'Driscoll fitness
Brian O’Driscoll had an ankle scan today but Leinster expect him to be fit for Saturday’s trip to the Exeter Chiefs.
# gentle ben
Pro12: Marshall happy with Leinster outing as new signing looks on
Mike McCarthy was in the stands at the RDS to watch Connacht’s 17-0 loss to his suitors.
# Heineken Cup
No time for distractions: Gibbes dismisses talk of Cronin exit
All eyes are on Clermont this weekend.
# Allez les Bleus
Gibbes: Madigan learning full-back ropes quickly
“It started off as a little bit of a stop-gap but I think he’s shown in each a little bit more understanding and improvement,” Leinster coach Jono Gibbes says on Ian Madigan’s new role.
# Injury Update
Gibbes in the dark on Rob's return
Leinster coach Jono Gibbes says it’s unlikely that Rob Kearney will be fit in time to face the Cardiff Blues in the RDS this Saturday.
# pivotal
Sexton eager to get back to business against favourite foe
The Leinster and Ireland fly-half also offered some advice to his young team-mates who hope to start at the Aviva.
# Silver lining
Team news: Gibbes expects Reddan to start against Munster
Slowly, but surely, Leinster’s injury trouble is beginning to ease.
# bring the pain
‘Fitter, stronger than ever’: McLaughlin has a plan to beat Munster
The Leinster and Ireland flanker is hoping his personal run of good form can turn his province’s fortunes around.
# Forward Thinking
That unfamiliar feeling: Gibbes eager to move on after Leinster hammering
The Leinster forwards coach had no excuses for the 45-20 defeat in Llanelli, putting it down to naivety and a lack of physicality. Next.
# Super Rugby
Relax, Leinster: Kirwan appointed to Auckland Blues post
The ex-Italy boss will take over from Pat Lam, who endured a torrid time in charge of the Super Rugby side.
# In Demand
About Schmidt: Leinster laugh off Blues' move for head coach
Assistant coach, Jono Gibbes, has described talk linking Joe Schmidt with a return to Auckland Blues as pure speculation.
# Pro12
Gibbes enjoying 'easy week' ahead of Ulster clash
A tough night ahead in Belfast means little motivation is required for the Leinster pack or their coach.
# Pro12
Leinster troops fit for Ulster derby
Gordon D’Arcy, Eoin O’Malley and Jamie Hagan are all fit for selection ahead of Leinster’s trip to Ravenhill on Friday evening.
# Provincial
Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby
Four provinces, three games. Time to put that dreadful Six Nations business out of sight and out of mind.
# In the tight
Scrum down: Connacht snap up Nathan White
Leinster’s Kiwi prop Nathan White has agreed to join Connacht on a three-year deal at the end of the season.