Scott to help Solomons drive Edinburgh forward

Stevie Scott (right) and new Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons
Stevie Scott (right) and new Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons

Stevie Scott has been appointed as assistant to new Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons.

Educated at Earlston High School, before learning his trade at both Melrose and Gala rugby clubs, Scott has been interim head coach for the capital outfit since the end of the Six Nations campaign this year and has now been rewarded with a full-time assistant (forwards) role. He said: “I’m delighted to extend my term with the Edinburgh Rugby, a team which I have a long association with and a huge amount of passion for.

“I’m looking forward to building on the work done since the tail end of last season with a highly experienced coach.

“We’ll put everything into getting this club back into a position we can all be proud of.”

Edinburgh Rugby managing director, David Davies, said: “I’m very pleased to retain the services of Stevie Scott, whose work on and off the field in pre-season has been exceptional.”

New head coach Solomon, a former South Africa assistant coach, who has steered the Barbarians to wins over five top tier nations (England, Scotland, Wales, South Africa and New Zealand) and led clubs to silverware in both the northern and southern hemisphere, will check into Murrayfield on Friday, August 9.

“I’m very much looking forward to arriving in Edinburgh, teaming up with Stevie [Scott] and meeting the challenges head on,” he said.