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Dan McFarland cleared to take up role as Ulster head coach

Dan McFarland has been cleared to take up the role of Ulster head coach after the Irish Rugby Football Union secured his early release from Scottish Rugby.

An agreement was reached between the two bodies to allow the English coach to leave his current role as Scotland forwards coach and take up the position with Ulster, ahead of his nine-month notice period.

The 46-year-old signed an agreement to take up the position with Ulster back in April but has been waiting for clearance to take up the role.

In a statement Ulster Rugby said: "The Irish Rugby Football Union and Scottish Rugby have reached an agreement to allow Dan McFarland to begin working with Ulster Rugby tomorrow, Monday.

"The parties reached a mutual agreement on terms this weekend, allowing Dan to take up his new role as Head Coach of Ulster."

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