Rory Duncan set for head coaching role at Worcester Warriors

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Worcester Warriors have announced that South African Rory Duncan will become head coach of the Aviva Premiership side when his contract at PRO14 side the Cheetahs expires at the end of the season.

Duncan, 40, has led the Cheetahs to third in Conference A of the PRO14 this season but will make the switch to Sixways this summer

As a player he won back-to-back Currie Cups with the Cheetahs in 2006 and 2007 and made his coaching bow in 2012, becoming head coach of the Cheetahs ahead of their move to the PRO14 last summer.

"Rory was my captain at the Eastern Province Kings, where he showed outstanding leadership qualities and a clear ability to develop as a coach," Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons said.

"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.

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."