GLASGOW WARRIORS have recruited former Scotland loose-head prop Alasdair Dickinson as their new scrum coach. The 37-year-old will join the Scotstoun staff during the summer after a season working with English Premiership high-flyers Bristol Bears.
Dickinson, who picked up 58 caps for Scotland between 2007 and 2016, has also worked with Scotland Women, Scotland U20s and the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academies in addition to his role with the Bears
“It will be great for me and my family to be back in Scotland,” said the Dundonian, who played his professional club rugby with Edinburgh, Gloucester and Sale Sharks. “I feel I owe a lot to Scottish Rugby and to get an opportunity to coach at the professional level in Scotland is quite rare and something I couldn’t turn down.
“I’ve had a great time working at Bristol. Working in a world class environment where we are challenging for Premiership and Champions Cup silverware has been a great learning experience.
“I’ve played with and seen the development of the likes of Zander [Fagerson] and Simon [Berghan] and I’m looking forward playing a part in continuing to develop Glasgow’s front row and the club’s scrum platform.”
Warriors head coach Danny Wilson said: “Al is a passionate Scotsman whose playing career speaks for itself.
“He’s had a successful transition into coaching including a recent successful period as scrum coach with Gallagher Premiership leaders Bristol Bears
“Al is a great addition to our backroom staff. He’ll have learnt a lot from his time working with Bristol and we look forward to welcoming him to Scotstoun.”