Rory Duncan will take over as Worcester Warriors head coach from next season, sealing a reunion with the club’s director of rugby Alan Solomons.
Carl Hogg announced that he will leave the Premiership club at the end of the campaign, ending a tenure in which helped the club secure promotion from the Championship in 2015 and leaving the coaching role vacant.
In his place comes Duncan, who is currently in charge of Pro14 side Cheetahs and the South African will work with a familiar face in the shape of Solomons.
Solomons was coach of the former lock when Duncan represented Eastern Province Kings during his playing days.
“Rory was my captain at the Eastern Province Kings, where he showed outstanding leadership qualities and a clear ability to develop as a coach,” Solomons told the club’s official website.
“When he retired at the end of the season I was able to assist him in his transition to coaching and we have remained in touch.
“As expected he has turned out to be an outstanding coach and I had no hesitation in appointing him to the head coach position at Warriors, an appointment which has been endorsed by our chairman Bill Bolsover.”
Duncan added: “I am immensely excited about the challenge of moving to Warriors and linking up with Alan Solomons once again.
“Warriors are a club with huge potential, which is clear for everyone to see, and I will be working hard with Alan and the rest of the coaching staff to help the club move forward.”