WORCESTER Warriors have secured Ulsterman Neil Doak as their attack and backs coach on a two-year deal from the summer.

The 45-year-old will be the second new addition to the coaching team ahead of the 2018-19 campaign with Rory Duncan joining as head coach from South African side Cheetahs.

Doak was appointed head coach of Ulster in October 2014 and has enjoyed a 23-year association with the province.

As a player, the former scrum-half made his debut for the club in 1995 and had 85 appearances before retiring in 2005.

Doak then worked in the academy as elite player development manager and headed up the under 19s and 20s.

He was quickly promoted to the senior set-up in 2007 as skills coach and Ulster A head coach before in 2008 becoming attack and backs coach.

Doak was credited with transforming Ulster into one of the most potent attacking sides in Europe as he helped steer them to the Heineken Cup final in 2012 at Twickenham.

In 2013, he joined Les Kiss and Anthony Foley in leading Ireland during their unbeaten summer tour of North America.

Doak coached Emerging Ireland to victory in the 2014 IRB Nations Cup in Romania alongside Dan McFarland.

After becoming Ulster head coach, he led them to consecutive Pro 12 semi-finals in 2014-15 and 2015-16 before leaving his post last summer.

The talented all-round sportsman also won 32 caps for Ireland's cricket team.

Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “Neil played under me during my time at Ulster.

"He was an outstanding scrum-half with an excellent feel for the game.

“As I thought, he has developed into a first-rate coach and he will add huge value to our attack and backline.”

Doak said: “There are some fantastic backs at Worcester and I can’t wait to link up with them and Alan.

“The club has huge potential and hopefully I can help be a part of taking them up the Premiership table.”