Anscombe to leave Ulster with immediate effect

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Following the departure of Director of Rugby, David Humphreys, Ulster Rugby has today announced that Head Coach, Anscombe, is to leave the Province with immediate effect.

Les Kiss will take-up the position of interim Director of Rugby to allow time for a review of the coaching structures at Ulster Rugby to take place.

Kiss will continue as Ireland Assistant Coach and will combine his duties with the international side with his new role at Ulster.

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.”

“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 1st team selection.

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

Les Kiss will start work at Ulster Rugby on 19th July.