Selkirk head coach Scott Wight to take on “new position” with Southern Knights

Former Melrose, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland 7s playmaker Scott Wight will move on from head coach role with Selkirk at end of season

Scott Wight. Image: Craig Watson
Scott Wight. Image: Craig Watson

FORMER Melrose, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland 7s playmaker Scott Wight is to take on a “new position” with the Southern Knights Super6 franchise. The 37-year-old is currently head coach of Premiership play-off contenders Selkirk, and the Knights are in the market for a new head coach after Bruce Ruthven left the role in October.

Selkirk posted a statement on social media this [Thursday] evening, which said:

“After four years coaching Premiership club Selkirk, our coach Scott Wight will be taking up a new positionwith semi pro S6 club Souther Knights.

“He will continue to coach Philiphaugh until season 22-23 end.

“We wish Scott every success in his new challenge and thank him for his contribution to Selkirk rugby.”


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Wight enjoyed a distinguished playing career, coming to prominence at stand-off for his hometown club Melrose, he captained the side to Premiership, Border League and Melrose Sevens titles in 2011, as well as to the final of the Scottish Cup.

He was rewarded with a pro contract with Glasgow Warriors, where he generally operated as back-up behind Scotland internationals Duncan Weir and Ruaridh Jackson before moving into the Scotland Sevens programme between 2014 and 2017. He skippered the side which secured both a first ever win by a team representing Scotland over New Zealand in an international match and a first ever HSBC World Series title in London in 2017.

He had a short period as head  coach of the Scotland Women’s Sevens team in 2017, and was head coach of the Scotland Club XV in 2019 and 2020 before that programme was shelved after lockdown.


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6 Comments

  1. Super 6 my average attendance at matches is 250 to 300 could be an overestimate the only time I saw a gate number was the play-of-game attendance of 1,500, to make Super 6 work more teams need to be added and promotion and relegation introduced.

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    • It’s a meaningless competition (or competitions when you consider the shorter version too) between manufactured teams that interests very few and serves little purpose.

      Much like the person who championed it.

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  2. Shame that he’s moving on especially to Southern Knights a less than sideways move if you ask me.
    He’s got Selkirk into a good position in the Premiership which is a more interesting league than Super 6 will ever be, if it even survives beyond 2023.

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    • A completely one sided and unnecessary response
      I would bet my last pound on where mr Bruce is from in the borders
      Move with the times if possible
      Tribalism at best ignorance at worst
      Good luck scott W on his progression as a coach and well done at Selkirk young man

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