Worcester and coach Richard Hill part company

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Worcester Warriors have parted company with head coach Richard Hill.

The former Bristol Rugby coach joined Worcester in May of 2010 and replaced Mike Ruddock when the Warriors were relegated to the Championship.

Hill has paid the price for another difficult season which has seen Worcester struggle to break clear of the Aviva Premiership drop-zone.

Premiership rivals London Welsh already know that they will be relegated at the end of the season and the Worcester board have decided to act now in a bid to turn the club’s on-pitch fortunes around.

The club has now confirmed Hill’s departure and said that the existing coaching team at Worcester Warriors and the club’s Rugby Operations Director Corin Palmer will now take charge of senior team matters for the last two league games of the season against Harlequins on Saturday 20 April and London Welsh on Saturday 4 May.

However, following the club’s recent run of form, Bill Bolsover CBE said: ‘Richard was brought into Worcester Warriors to get us promoted back to the Premiership, which he successfully achieved. “

“We then wanted to consolidate our position amongst the elite before breaking out of the bottom four. “

“Despite all his hard work, effort, attention to detail and honesty, we have not continued the forward momentum. On behalf of everyone at Worcester Warriors, I would like to put on record our thanks and appreciation to Richard and we wish him well for the future.”

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