Former Sharks coach Gary Gold has been appointed as Worcester Warriors director of rugby.
The 49-year-old will take on the role initially until the end of the season.
Gold was a Springbok assistant coach under Peter de Villiers from 2008 to 2011, and most recently the Sharks director of rugby.
He has extensive experience of coaching in England, having been forwards coach and then head coach at London Irish, spent time at the Newcastle Falcons, and served as Bath's director of rugby.
'The opportunity to return to the Premiership to oversee such an exciting project is something which hugely appeals to me and I am looking forward to getting started,' said Gold.
'There are nine Premiership games remaining this season and the hard work has already begun as we look to rise to the challenge and ensure the rest of the season is a success.'
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