Mike Ruddock joins on short term basis

The Ospreys are pleased to announce that former Wales coach Mike Ruddock has agreed to play a key role in the region's review of its rugby operation.

Ruddock, a former Swansea coach, has been appointed on a consultancy basis for a month to run the rule over the rugby side of the business.

His role will include offering support and advice to interim Ospreys coaches Matt Sherratt and Carl Hogg for the month of December, while playing a key role in the review.

The Ospreys are already conducting a wide-ranging review of its rugby operation; looking at the coaching set-up and defining what roles are needed in the future.

"We are delighted to have Mike join us for a month," said Andrew Millward, the Ospreys Managing Director.

Andrew Millward, Ospreys Managing Director
"We are already conducting a review of the Ospreys rugby operation and having the input of somebody of Mike's experience will prove invaluable to all of us."

"The coaches and players have all welcomed the decision to draft him in to offer his support and having him play a key role in our review of our rugby operations."

The Ospreys have negotiated Ruddock's release from his current coaching role with Lansdowne FC in Dublin and with Acorn Global Recruitment. 
'" As an aside Mike is extremely excited about assisting the Ospreys and the coaching staff," said Ruddock's agent Tom Beattie of TDB Sports.
"He is pleased to confirm that he has secured temporary release from his employment duties with Lansdowne FC & with Acorn Global Recruitment for the month of December 2019." 

Ruddock will join up with the Ospreys on Tuesday morning.