Gary Longwell, who has been a part of Ulster Rugby for more than 20 years as both a player and a coach, is to leave the Province to take up a position as Performance Skills Coach at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.
Longwell, who is 6ft 7in and played in the second-row, made his debut for Ulster as a 19 year old against English County side Cornwall in 1991. He went on to make 152 appearances for his Province and was part of the team that won the European Cup at Lansdowne Road in 1999. Despite making his international debut relatively late in his career, aged 29, he won 26 caps for Ireland. He played his final game in May 2005, representing the Barbarians against Scotland……. CLICK HERE for the full story