Mark Anscombe leaves Ulster Rugby

Published Monday, 30 June 2014
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Ulster Rugby head coach Mark Anscombe is leaving the club with immediate effect, following the departure of Director of Rugby David Humphreys.

Mark Anscombe leaves Ulster Rugby
Ulster Rugby head coach Mark Anscombe is leaving with immediate effect. (© Pacemaker)

The announcement was made by the club on Monday afternoon.

Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss will take up the position of interim Director of Rugby, combining his duties with the international side with his new role at Ulster.

The interim appointment will allow time for a review of coaching structures.

Ulster Rugby Chief Executive Shane Logan said: "I would like to pay tribute to the contribution that Mark Anscombe made over the past two seasons and to thank him for his hard work and dedication.

"Everyone at Ulster Rugby wishes him well for the future."

Logan added: "Les Kiss will have an expanded remit for the province's Director of Rugby and will lead the coaching staff, assisted by Jonny Bell and Neil Doak, and will manage first team selection.

"His appointment allows us time to recruit for long-term success."

Les Kiss will take up his role at Ulster Rugby on 19 July.

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