Neil Doak rugby player
Neil Doak rugby player

Neil Doak

21st Jun 1972 1.73m/kg Coach

Doak has an almost 20 year association with the Province. He made his debut as a player in 1995 against Northern Transvaal and went on to make 76 appearances for Ulster before retiring in 2005.

Neil, who has earned 32 international caps for Ireland at cricket, made his debut as a rugby player in 1995 and went on to make 76 appearances for Ulster before retiring in 2005.

Following his retirement, he embarked on coaching roles for Ulster U19, U20 and 'A' sides, and expanded his reach by becoming a backs coach for the region in 2009.

Doak was credited with helping to transform Ulster into one of the most potent attacking sides in Europe. His coaching ability was recognised by Ireland in the summer of 2013 when he joined Les Kiss in leading the Ireland international side on their summer tour of North America.

In the summer of 2014, he and Dan McFarland coached Emerging Ireland to victory in the IRB Nations Cup in Romania.

Doak became Head Coach of Ulster in 2014, leading them to consecutive Pro 12 semi-finals in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, before leaving his post.

Neil Doak joined Warriors as Attack & Backs Coach in the summer of 2018 on a two-year deal.

A talented all-round sportsman, Doak also won 32 caps for the Ireland cricket team. In December 2019 it was announced that Doak would be leaving Warriors when his contract expired at the end of the 2019/20 season.


ireland Ireland
2013 - 2013
ulster_rugby Ulster Rugby
1995 - 2017
worcester-warriors Worcester Warriors
2018 - 2020