Rugby

Solomons favourite for Worcester job

2017-12-22 09:37
Alan Solomons (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok assistant coach Alan Solomons appears the hot favourite to become the Worcester Warriors’ next director of rugby.

According to the Worcester News website, former England coach Stuart Lancaster has distanced himself from the role which leaves Solomons - who is currently working at the club as a consultant - in pole position to take the top job.

The English website is reporting that the announcement could be made prior to Friday’s Premiership clash against relegation rivals London Irish.

Another former Springbok assistant coach, Gary Gold, is currently Worcester’s director of rugby, but is set to leave the club to coach USA’s national team.

Solomons would be an adequate replacement for Gold.

The 67-year-old has vast coaching experience, having been in charge of teams like Western Province, Southern Kings, Northampton, Ulster and Edinburgh.

He was assistant coach of the Springboks under Nick Mallett’s tenure between 1997 and 2000.

Solomons will have a tough job resurrecting matters at Worcester, who currently lie second from bottom in the 12-team Premiership.

They have won only two of 10 games this season and boast a meagre 14 log points, with only London Irish (8 points) below them.

 

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