Bryan Redpath to teach Scotland Below-20s at World Championship
Former Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath will take cost of Scotland Below-20s for his or her World Championship marketing campaign in France subsequent month.
Redpath, 46, returns to teaching after leaving English side Yorkshire Carnegie final 12 months to take up a enterprise function.
He’ll head up the Scottish teaching crew, with ex-Edinburgh hooker Steven Lawrie as forwards coach and former Scotland wing Nikki Walker backs coach.
Walker was assault coach underneath Stevie Scott through the Below-20s Six Nations.
That marketing campaign was marred by an incident earlier than a 36-Three defeat by Wales in February when a number of members of the Scotland U20s backroom workers – together with Walker – were suspended following a late-night dispute in a bar two days earlier than the sport.
Redpath gained 60 caps – 26 as captain – and featured at three World Cups, in addition to serving to Scotland to the last-ever 5 Nations Championship title in 1999.
After a membership profession beginning at Melrose and taking in French aspect Narbonne and English outfit Sale Sharks, he coached at Gloucester, Sale and Leeds (later Yorkshire) Carnegie earlier than leaving on the finish of final season.
“After 17 years of each enjoying and training in England, I am delighted to be returning house to teach such a gifted group of gamers,” mentioned the Borderer.
“I am actually wanting ahead to working alongside Steve and Nikki, each of whom are gifted coaches, and it’ll be a fantastic expertise main this squad into subsequent month’s event.
“It is a proud second for me, and I’ll hopefully be capable of create a platform which then acts as a springboard for a few of these gamers to go on to greater and higher issues.”
Scotland completed backside of the latest U20s Six Nations, their sole victory a 24-17 win over England at Myreside, the place Lawrie lately coached Watsonians to a top-four end within the BT Premiership.
Scotland’s World Rugby Below-20 Championship fixtures:
Wed 30 Might – Italy in Beziers (17:30 BST)
Solar Three June – Argentina in Perpignan (13:00 BST)
Thu 7 June – England in Beziers (20:00 BST)