Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | International Rugby

Johnson named Scotland interim head coach



Australian Scott Johnson has been named Scotland's interim head coach for next year's Six Nations championship and the June tour of South Africa.

The 50-year-old takes over from Andy Robinson whose three-year tenure ended last month following a poor run of results.

Johnson, a former Australian under-21 international, joined Scotland this year as an assistant coach following a stint at Welsh club Ospreys.

"Scott has a wealth of experience of international rugby, which was instrumental in his appointment earlier this year as our senior assistant coach," Scottish Rugby CEO Mark Dodson said in a statement on the union's website (www.scottishrugby.org) on Thursday.

"He has coached with Australia, Wales and the USA and knows what it is to prepare teams to win on the international battleground."

The Scotland role will be Johnson's second as an interim head coach. He led Wales in three tests in 2006.

"It's an honour to take charge of the national team for our imminent campaign," Johnson said.

"I will be doing everything I can to bring the best out of our players as we all seek to achieve winning performances."

Johnson's first match in charge with be Scotland's Six Nations opener against England at Twickenham on February 2.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Brendan Venter
And the Springbok squad is…
Friday’s announcement of the Springbok World Cup squad can’t come soon enough for Heyneke Meyer.

Gavin Rich
There is no room for sentiment
Heyneke Meyer is going into three of the most critical days of his career as Springbok coach.

Tony Johnson
It's almost showtime
The wheels are starting to turn quickly, the World Cup is coming up fast, and I’m getting into my...

Brenden Nel
Bulls unleashed, the future looks bright
It was a day or so before the end of Frans Ludeke’s reign as coach of the Vodacom Bulls that I...