Warriors have appointed former Ireland centre Jonny Bell as the club’s new Defence Coach.
Bell will arrive at Sixways ahead of the 2021/22 season from Glasgow Warriors where he is currently Attack Coach.
Bell’s arrival will see Senior Assistant Coach Mark Jones, who joined Warriors as Defence Coach in January, take up new responsibilities as Attack and Backs Coach as successor to Matt Sherratt who will join Cardiff Blues at the end of the current season.
👤 Mark Jones will move to Attack Coach as part of the move 💪 pic.twitter.com/wPLFncYQ2Y— Worcester Warriors (@WorcsWarriors) May 18, 2021
Bell, 47, will return to the Gallagher Premiership having spent five seasons as Gloucester’s Defence Coach and he will link up again with Warriors’ Director of Rugby Alan Solomons who was his coach at Ulster during a successful spell between 2001 and 2004.
Bell won 36 international caps between 1994 and 2003 and played for Ulster from 1993 to 2005, broken by a one-season stint with Northampton Saints in 1997/98.
He moved into coaching, initially as Ulster’s Elite Player Development Officer, and had four seasons as Assistant Coach at Ravenhill before he joined Gloucester in 2015 and Glasgow last summer.