GHK have appointed Peter Wright as their new head coach for next season. The former Scotland and Lions prop has a long and varied coaching history, including stints with the national Under-20s side, Murrayfield Wanderers, Glasgow Hawks, Peebles, Selkirk and most recently Boroughmuir. However, Graham Shiel has been appointed head coach of the Meggetland Super 6 side which launches next season, and although Wright initially suggested that he may stay involved with the Boroughmuir ‘Club XV’, he has now decided to seek a new challenge in National League Two.
“I’m really looking forward to this challenge and with work based in Glasgow it’s a great opportunity for me,” said Wright, who is also a regular pundit with BBC Radio Scotland. “My aim is to help the players compete and improve in National 2 whilst enjoying their rugby.”
The appointment comes hot on the heels of the announcement that three-times capped Scotland hooker Kevin Bryce, who was recently released by Glasgow Warriors, has joined GHK as a player-coach for next season, with his former Warriors teammates Chris Fusaro and Zander Fagerson also part of the vastly experienced coaching staff.
“We’re delighted that Wrighty has agreed to join us for next season,” said Peter Laverie, Director of Rugby at Old Anniesland. “He brings a lot of experience and will want the players to do well. He has a strong track record of quality coaching with his teams playing good rugby and I’m sure the players will respond accordingly.”