Henry Pyrgos joins Boroughmuir Bears coaching team for Super Series Sprint 

FORMER Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors scrum-half spent last season as an assistant coach of the 'Club XV' at Meggetland

Henry Pyrgos in action for Edinburgh during his playing days. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Henry Pyrgos in action for Edinburgh during his playing days. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

FORMER Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Henry Pyrgos has joined the Boroughmuir Bears coaching team ahead of the Super Series Sprint, which kicks-off in mid-April. The 34-year-old will make the switch from Boroughmuir’s ‘Club XV’ where he has been attack coach under Andy Douglas during the 2023-4 season.

“Henry has made a huge difference to the attacking shape of the Club XV and has integrated well into Boroughmuir,” said Boroughmuir RFC Director of Rugby Neill Wood. “As is the culture of the club, he is now looking to use his skills and work with the Bears and further enhance his coaching experience working with [head coach] Graham Shiel, [forwards coach] Alex Toolis and [assistant coach] David Wilson.

Shiel has added two other new faces to his coaching team for the Sprint in the shape of Chris Martin (Edinburgh Accies) and Matt Campbell (Edinburgh University).

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“It is great Henry has been working with the Club XV and is keen to progress his coaching experience,” said Shiel. “Having a former player of Henry’s stature work with the playing group through the Sprint competition is very positive.

“Chris worked with the Bears during the Sprint competition in 2023. He fitted in well, bringing a different approach challenging both players and coaching team”.

“Matt is a young coach who is keen to experience a different environment and we are delighted to be able to assist with his development.”

Alasdair Dickinson will also continue to input on the specialised area of the scrum.

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  1. Mediocrity promoting mediocrity once again within the SRU coaching nepotism Dept. He has been coaching a Nat 3 back line that is at the wrong end of the league but off course he must be the next best thing as he was a Pro player. Are there any other Nat 3 coaches being promoted to Super6 coaching set up I doubt it very much.

  2. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of the availability of a multi cap ex pro, who played in a decision making position, who wants to make his way in coaching. At the very least he’s bring ideas gleaned from the likes of Dave Rennie

  3. Henry must be pulling up trees with the club side in National League Three to warrant such a promotion!

  4. Mouse, you are a cowardly , timeous wee beastie. At the very least explain why you posted your comment and tell us who you are?

  5. It says you should be respectful in your replies, surely those posting comments should also be respectful.

  6. He’ll not learn much from Shiel .
    He’s one of many in SRU Coaching & management who’s done nothing of note for years .
    Just watch when this farce finishes .he will be moved onto another made up position within ..
    Why keep this soon to be defunct s6 malarkey going
    Should just get rid of Dodson’s folly now and concentrate with sorting out all elements of Rugby in Scotland .
    Beginning with all the deadwood at Murrayfield


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