Kelso announce new coaching line-up – Bruce McNeil joins from Hawick

Darren Cunningham returns to Poynder Park for a third stint as head coach, and will be assisted by former Scotland cap Kevin Utterson

The Kelso squad is built around a strong core of local talent. Image: Gavin Horsburgh
The Kelso squad is built around a strong core of local talent. Image: Gavin Horsburgh

KELSO have unveiled their new coaching line-up ahead of next season (whenever that kicks-off), with Darren Cunningham returning to the club for a third stint as head coach and Bruce McNeil switching from Hawick in a player-coach capacity.

Former Scotland international Kevin Utterson also returns to the club as a support coach, and Neil Hinnigan is Director of Rugby after a period working with Heriot’s.

McNeil’s brother, Keith, and Nikki Little have also made the switch from Mansfield Park to add beef and experience to the pack.

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  1. McNeil has had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus
    Will have to learn to keep his gob shut or he’ll never be on the pitch

    • A bit of a liability if your player/coach spends so much time on the naughty step & what leadership qualities will that bring to the team?


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