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Former Ulster coach Neil Doak to take job at Premiership side Worcester Warriors

Neil Doak
Neil Doak
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Former Ulster head coach Neil Doak will be back in the professional game next season with Aviva Premiership side Worcester Warriors, where he will serve as attack and backs coach.

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The ex-scrum-half, who was also an international cricketer, was the architect of an Ulster attack that brought the province back to relevance in the first half of this decade but left Kingspan Stadium last summer at the behest of now-departed Director of Rugby Les Kiss.

He has since been working with both Queen's University and Campbell College, who he yesterday helped guide into the Danske Bank Schools' Cup final with a win over Methody.

"I'm happy to get back in the pro game," he said.

"I've really enjoyed my time at Campbell, and from my point of view it's been a great eight months, I've really enjoyed coaching again. This opportunity came up late but it was time for me to have a look at it.

"It's a credit to Campbell and Queen's who allowed me to enjoy my coaching again and I'm really looking forward to the next few months and, hopefully with a little luck, finishing with a bit of silverware."

Familiar faces will be plentiful at Sixways Stadium. Former Ulster player Niall Annett is already on the books, while Michael Heaney, who has been at Doncaster Knights since leaving his home province, is signed up for next season.

So too Ulster loosehead Callum Black, while the Kingspan outfit's former head coach Alan Solomons, who coached Doak in Belfast, is now Director of Rugby.

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