Pat MacArthur returns as head coach of Ayrshire Bulls

Former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland hooker perviously led Millbrae men to the 2021 Super6 Championship

Ayrshire Bulls head coach Pat MacArthur is out to regain the Championship trophy he lifted in 2021. Image: © Craig Watson -
Ayrshire Bulls head coach Pat MacArthur is out to regain the Championship trophy he lifted in 2021. Image: © Craig Watson -

PAT MACARTHUR has returned to the head coach role for Ayrshire Bulls ahead of this Autumn’s Super6 Championship campaign.

The former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland hooker, who came through the ranks at Millbrae, initially moved from assistant coach to the main role with the Bulls (but carried on his day job as a project manager for Cala Homes) when Pete Murchie was recruited by Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2021 Super6 Championship, and led the side to that title.

He then stepped back down to a supporting position when Pete Horne took over the reins for the 2022 Super6 Sprint, but has now returned to the top job after last month’s announcement that Horne has followed Murchie to Scotstoun.

MacArthur will be assisted by club legend Frazier Climo (who spent last season as a player/coach with the Ayr Club XV) and current Bulls winger Elias Cavan (who has become player/S&C coach) during the next Super6 campaign, which kicks off on the first weekend in August.

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  1. Peggy. It’s a nice thought but one that is unlikely to go anywhere. For everyone like you who advocates new blood and ideas, there’ll be someone who asks why home grown players, coaches or management aren’t given their chance. Murrayfield can’t win on this subject

  2. Pegj not going to happening the academies/sru are at the back of picking super 6 coaches.Ayr have problems just look at whats happening no boys coming through the club system to super 6.They tell me the nearest the club boys get is a training contract.Pat macarthur and co will do the same as before import players only difference this time they have a 4 player foreigner rule.I think these guys have forgotten the path that got them to the top.

  3. So if Kenny Murray is telling us our development system is failing our U20s, should Murrayfield not be looking to employ coaches within the Super 6 development system from outside the cosy confines of Scottish rugby.

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