Super6: John Hardie joins Heriot’s coaching team

Former Scotland flanker will work under Ben Cairns and alongside Fin Gillies and Stuart Edwards

John Hardie has joined the coaching team at Heriot's. Image: © Craig Watson -
John Hardie has joined the coaching team at Heriot's. Image: © Craig Watson -

FORMER Scotland flanker John Hardie has joined the management team for Heriot’s Rugby as defence and collision coach ahead of kick-off of the 2023 Super6 Championship in early April.

“I’m stoked to have been given the opportunity to join the coaching team at Heriot’s Rugby Club,” said Hardie, who will work under new head coach Ben Cairns and alongside backs coach Stuart Edwards and forwards coach Fin Gillies. “They are a great club with a successful history and I can’t wait to get stuck in with the team.”

Cairns said: “One of the attractions for me taking up the head coach role at Heriot’s was the fact we already had two quality rugby coaches in Fin and Edo (Edwards) in situ as well as the expertise of Mark Sinclair (S&C) and Sandi Lyall (Medical) to call upon.

“However, I still felt we needed a fourth rugby coach to really drive the standards of our defence and collisions. Hards was always top of that list so we are delighted to have secured his services and are thankful to Stewart’s Melville RFC who have supported John’s transition across.

“We believe this is one of the strongest coaching groups in the competition and we are really looking forward to seeing that have a big impact on the development of our player group.”

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