Peebles appoint new forwards coach

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Peebles have confirmed their coaching teams for the coming season following the resignation of Gavin Kerr due to work commitments.

Drew Moore (backs) will be joined by Ewen Robbie (forwards) to take the 1st XV supported by Mark Smith as team manager.

Former captain and West Linton Whipman Moore is looking to build on last year’s successful season, where the team finished sixth in National division one, and hopes to take the team further.

Robbie is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach who has previously been forwards coach at Selkirk and is currently Borders and East Lothian U20s Head Coach.

Senior director of rugby Adam Moffat said: “Ewen brings a the experience of coaching a forward pack in National One and a track record of developing young players which can only benefit our young squad.”

Former 1st XV player Smith steps into the role of team manager having returned to Peebles from Australia.

Graeme Paterson will head up the second team assisted by Neil Hogarth supported by Lee Darker as team manager.

Pre season training is under way.