EPCR Challenge Cup side Worcester Warriors have appointed Steve Diamond as their lead rugby consultant.

Diamond left his role as director of rugby at Sale Sharks in December 2020 after almost a decade at the English club, helping them to the Challenge Cup semi-finals in 2019.

The former Sale hooker, who made nine Challenge Cup appearances, will work with Warriors head coach Jonathan Thomas while reporting to director of rugby Alan Solomons.

“After a year out, I’m delighted to be coming in to assist ‘Solly’ and work with JT to help improve results,” he said.

Worcester’s Pool A campaign kicks off at Gallagher Premiership rivals Newcastle Falcons on December 10.