Ruddock 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 during December, while playing a key role in the review.
The Ospreys are already conducting a wide-ranging review of their rugby operation, examining the coaching set-up and defining what roles are needed in the future.
“We are delighted to have Mike join us for a month. 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,” said Andrew Millward, the Ospreys Managing Director.
“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 temporary release for Ruddock from his current coaching role with Lansdowne FC in Dublin and with Acorn Global Recruitment. He is due to join up with the Ospreys on Tuesday morning.