Kiss gets Ulster job after RWC

Date published: October 7 2014

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Les Kiss will return to Ulster as their director of rugby on a full-time basis after the World Cup, teaming up with new head coach Neil Doak.

Les Kiss will return to Ulster as their director of rugby on a full-time basis after the World Cup, teaming up with new head coach Neil Doak, it was revealed by the province on Tuesday.

Kiss, who came in as interim boss following the departure of David Humphreys and the move to release Mark Anscombe, leaves next week.

But the province have announced that he will return after 2015’s Rugby World Cup in England.

“I am very appreciative of the continued faith the IRFU and Ulster Rugby have demonstrated in me and, while I’m delighted to get the security in the long term, I am very much focused first and foremost on the next 12 months,” Kiss told Ulster.

“It’s exciting that the Springboks arrive here in just over three weeks and that the Guinness Series is almost upon us.

“The National coaching team have remained in close contact and Joe has been particularly supportive of my dual roles over the last few months, which has made things a lot easier for me.”

Ulster CEO, Shane Logan expressed his appreciation for the support offered by the IRFU and also confirmed the appointment of head coach Doak.

“We are pleased to have completed negotiations with Neil Doak, as Head Coach, and are close to finalising our other coaching requirements,” he said.

“We will announce a team manager in due course to bridge the gap prior to Les taking up his role allowing him to be fully committed to his coaching duties with the National Team.”

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