Former Edinburgh scrum-half Chris Leck joins Stade Niçois

33-year-old replaces Tyrone Holmes on the coaching team at Scottish Rugby's partnership club in the south of France

Chris Leck during his playing days with Edinburgh

FORMER Edinburgh scrum-half Chris Leck is the latest SRU employee to make the move from Murrayfield to the South of France to link-up with Stade Niçois.

The 33-year-old has taken up the post of strength and conditioning coach at Scottish Rugby’s partner club ahead of the new Federale 1 season which kicks off on 8th September.

Leck was a product of the Sale Sharks academy system before signing for Edinburgh in 2011. While, his playing opportunities were limited by the fact that he was vying for the No 9 shirt with Mike Blair and Greig Laidlaw, he spent eight years at the club before being released when Alan Solomons took over as head coach.

After four years coaching at the BT Academy, Leck made the move to France last month to take charge of pre-season strength and conditioning work at Nice. He has taken over as part of the coaching team from former Glasgow Warriors flanker Tyrone Holmes, who left the club earlier in the summer having been both player and coach.

Leck will benefit from a recently completed weights room at the Stade Niçois ground at Les Arboras which is part of a broader improvement of the training facilities.


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