Worcester hire Phil Davies as coaching consultant
Worcester have recruited Namibia coach Phil Davies on a "short-term secondment".
The former Wales forward, who was the Warriors' forwards coach between 2010 and 2012, was at Ashton Gate on Boxing Day as Worcester lost 28-20 to Bristol.
Bottom-placed Bristol's first win of the season cut the gap to Worcester to two points at the foot of the Aviva Premiership table.
"Phil has come on board as a coaching consultant and we did something similar a couple of years ago with Jim McKay," Warriors coach Carl Hogg told the Worcester News.
"Phil is somebody I have known for a long time and worked with.
"He is somebody I trust implicitly and he gives me some support and an independent view.
"He's on a short-term secondment."
Davies has been head coach of Namibia for the last 18 months.
He was in charge of their 2015 World Cup campaign in England when Namibia picked up a first-ever point in the tournament in losing 17-16 to Georgia.
The 53-year-old has also coached Leeds Tykes, the Scarlets and Cardiff Blues.