GLASGOW WARRIORS have conformed that their Assistant Coach, Jason O’Halloran, will leave the club at the end of the season.

The former All Black has been a part of the club’s coaching staff since 2017 but will depart next year, at the same time as head coach Dave Rennie, who will leave at the end of the season to take up a new position, as head coach of the Australia national team.

O’Halloran linked up with Scotland ahead of the 2016 Six Nations, working under Vern Cotter for 18 months before joining the Warriors the following year.

During his spell at Scotstoun the Warriors have seen a considerable amount of success, reaching a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final as well as a Guinness PRO14 Final.

“I have loved my time here. I cannot speak highly enough of this club and the great people involved in it,” said O’Halloran, before highlighting that his departure is unconnected to Rennie’s move to Australia.

“With my family living back in New Zealand and the pull of being close to them, I’ve decided to move on.”

Warriors have had a somewhat mixed start to the season, and are currently sitting in fourth place in their conference in the Pro14 but O’Halloran is fully focussed on the team until he departs next year, adding: “All of my focus until my departure is on ensuring that the club is challenging for silverware at the end of the season.”

Rennie is, he says, sad to see a coach he holds in such high regard leaving the club.

“Jason is a top man and is one of the best attack coaches in the world,” the head coach said.

“His contribution to the development of players with Scotland and Glasgow over the last few seasons has been immense. He will be missed.”