WORCESTER Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons believes his new coaching set-up for the 2018-19 season will have a "hugely positive impact".

Solomons has brought in Rory Duncan from Toyota Cheetahs and former Ulster favourite Neil Doak to join Omar Mouneimne and Mefin Davies as part of a five-man coaching team.

Duncan will join Warriors as head coach this summer after a season in the same role at the Cheetahs where he led his side to third position in the Pro 14 table after nine wins from their opening 17 games.

Doak, who will move to Warriors to focus on attack and the backs, enjoyed over two decades as a player and coach with Ulster, including a three-year spell as head coach.

Defence and kicking strategy coach Mouneimne started at Sixways in April last year and has helped make Warriors more resilient, reducing their average tries and points conceded per match.

Davies will become Warriors’ longest-serving coach in next season’s set-up as scrum and assistant forwards coach.

The former Wales hooker joined Worcester in 2014 and has been an influential member of the coaching team, helping to shape the careers of a string of Sixways youngsters.

Solomons said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm our coaching set-up for next season.

"It is a quality coaching team which will have a hugely positive impact on our players and the team.

“The calibre of coaches we will have at Sixways next season will most certainly enable us to move forward on the pitch.

“Importantly, as well, knowing all the coaches as I do there will be great synergy among the coaching group which will be invaluable to the team.

"I am really looking forward to working with this exceptional group of coaches.

“Rory and Neil are two outstanding coaches and it is a real coup to be able to attract them to Sixways.

"It is also tremendous that we have been able to retain Omar and Mefin, both of whom are world-class coaches.

“We are also in a really good place in terms of our playing squad for next season and we will all be working hard to ensure we can have a successful season.”