Edinburgh assistant coaches sign on the dotted line for two more years

Stevie Lawrie, Michael Todd and Rob Chrystie have agreed contract extensions to run to June 2026

Steve Lawrie is one of three assistant coaches at Edinburgh who have signed contract extensions with the club which will run until June 2026. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Steve Lawrie is one of three assistant coaches at Edinburgh who have signed contract extensions with the club which will run until June 2026. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH RUGBY’s three assistant coaches – Stevie Lawrie, Michael Todd and Rob Chrystie – have signed contract extensions with the club to run to June 2026, which brings them into line with the deal recently agreed by head coach Sean Everitt.

Former hooker and current forwards coach Lawrie joined the club’s coaching team ahead of the 2019-20 season, having previously spent two spells with his hometown team (2005-09 and 2011-14), making a total of 44 appearances for the capital outfit.

Defence coach Todd joined from Queensland Reds ahead of the 2022-23 season, while Chrystie stepped up to role of assistant skills and attack coach ahead of the current campaign, having previously led the club’s pro academy.


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Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director Douglas Struth said: “This brings further continuity to our off-field team with strong foundations now in place. They are all good people and excellent coaches, who take a great deal of pride in representing the club.

“With ongoing player recruitment and retention in a really positive place, and with the team sitting fifth in the BKT United Rugby Championship and into the last 16 of Europe, Edinburgh Rugby is an exciting place to be right now – we can’t wait to see what Sean, Stevie, Michael and Rob can achieve together as coaching group in the years to come.”

Everitt added: “I’m absolutely delighted to see our assistant coaches join me in extending terms with Edinburgh Rugby for another two years.

“The support I’ve received from all three guys since joining the club has been brilliant. They’ve made me feel welcome from the second I walked in the door.

“They are all excellent coaches who continue to grow and develop in their own areas. Their drive to succeed and attention to detail is second to none, while they all care passionately about the success of this club moving forward.

“I’m really excited about our future together as a coaching group and what we can achieve with this squad.”


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