| Veteran SA rugby coach set to retire | Veteran SA rugby coach set to retire

Alan Solomons (Getty Images)

Alan Solomons (Getty Images)

Veteran South African coach Alan Solomons is set to retire after a distinguished coaching career in rugby.

Solomons, 71, has been Director of Rugby at Worcester Warriors since 2017 but the English club announced on Tuesday that he’ll retire at the end of June.

Steve Diamond, who was appointed Lead Rugby Consultant in November, will take over as Director of Rugby from Solomons on a two-year deal.

The Warriors announced in a statement on their website that Diamond “will take charge of the rugby programme immediately with Solomons providing support as needed”.

Solomons had a stellar coaching career – locally he coached Western Province and the Stormers, the Southern Kings and was also a Springbok assistant coach.

Abroad he coached Ulster

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