Allan Jacobsen joins Hawick coaching team

Former Scotland prop will work alongside head coach Graham Hogg and forwards coach Scott MacLeod

Hawick director of rugby Gary Muir, head coach Graham Hogg and forwards coach Scott MacLeod. Image: © Craig Watson -
Hawick director of rugby Gary Muir, head coach Graham Hogg and forwards coach Scott MacLeod. Image: © Craig Watson -

HAWICK have added 65-times capped former Scotland prop Alan Jacobsen to their coaching team looking after the scrum for next season.

The 45-year-old, who originally came through the ranks at Preston Lodge and played his entire pro career with Edinburgh, will work under Graham Hogg, who was interim head coach for the final three games of last season following the acrimonious departure of Matty Douglas and has now been given the role on a permanent basis.

Former Scotland second-row Scott MacLeod – an ex-Edinburgh team-mate if Jacobsen at Edinburgh and international level – has also made his assistant (forwards) coach role permanent, having assisted Hogg on an interim basis at the tail-end of last season.

Ross Armstrong and Matt Landels will coach Hawick Force (2nd XV), with Dave Cowan as the club’s S&C coach.

Hawick won a league and cup double in 2022-23, the retained the cup whilst finishing top of the Premiership table last season, but then lost to Currie Chieftains in the league play-off final.

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  1. Now that is a strong coaching team. Slightly different to what the greens have produced in recent years. A good group of players who will be up against it this season but with this experience round about they should do well. Will can watch from afar this season at riverside

  2. Will Stuart Hogg come to Hawick now with his brother coaching .
    Or is he making a comeback in France .
    Plenty gossip doing the rounds .
    Any info?

    • France would be the best thing for him. Some tough love in a neutral environment will kill or cure him; I think he’ll flourish and turn a corner. I don’t care too much about the publicity surrounding him, just hope a clean starts helps everyone concerned


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