Former Irish rugby union international Paul Burke is set to join Epsom College in September as director of rugby elect.

The 42-year-old is returning to the college where he was captain of the first team and was the head of school in 1991.

Burke will work with current rugby director Andy Wolstenholme, who will be retiring at the end of the next academic year after 19 years at the college.

Irishman Burke won 13 caps for his country between 1995 and 2003 at fly back, scoring more than 100 points.

He played professionally for teams including London Irish, Munster, Cardiff, Harlequins and Leicester Tigers.

Since retiring in 2008 due to injury, he has been the kicking and backs coach at the Tigers but has decided it was time for a new role which he was thrilled to start.

Burke said: “I am delighted to be joining the staff of my old school and am looking forward to putting my rugby playing and coaching experience to good use.

“Epsom College has produced numerous top class rugby players over the years and I hope to continue to develop young talent in my new role.”

Epsom College headmaster Jay Piggot said: “I am delighted that Paul is returning to his old school and look forward to his wealth of playing and coaching experience.

“I am sure he will make a significant contribution to rugby at the college.”