Super6: Stevie Scott appointed head coach at Watsonians

Former international hooker takes over the reins at Myreside from Fergus Pringle

Stevie Scott has been appointed head coach of Watsonians Super6 team. Image: ©Craig Watson
Stevie Scott has been appointed head coach of Watsonians Super6 team. Image: ©Craig Watson

FORMER Edinburgh, Border Reivers and Scotland hooker, Stevie Scott, has been appointed the new head coach of Watsonians’ Super6 team, replacing Fergus Pringle who has moved on to a role with the Scotland Under-20s team.

Scott has previously held various coaching roles with Selkirk, the Scottish Rugby academy, the Scotland national team, Edinburgh, Scotland Under-20s, Sale Sharks, London Scottish, Romania, USA Eagles, Utah Warriors and most recently Worcester Warriors before the Sixways club fell into administration last year.

Fellow Borderer Nikki Walker, with whom he splayed alongside in Scotland’s famous 2002 victory over South Africa at Murrayfield, and Richard Snedden are to continue as assistant coaches at Myreside.

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“It’s great to be back coaching in Scotland after many years aboard, where I’ve gained lots of experience,” said Scott. “I’m really looking forward to getting started and working alongside two good coaches in, Nikki and Richard, as well as the rest of the staff at the club as we all look to improve on the good work done previously by Fergus.

“We have a good strong squad with experience and young inspiring players, but it’s important that we keep strengthening this as we build towards, the start of the season.”

Watsonians Director of Rugby, Chris Hunter, said: “The club are excited to have someone of Stevie’s experience and calibre leading our Super6 team. Stevie’s CV speaks for itself, having worked with Professional and International teams.

“We have no doubt that Stevie will build on the fantastic work Ferg has done over the last three years whilst bringing in his own ideas. The club have ambitions to build on last season’s success, and we believe that in Stevie, Nikki (Walker) and Snedds (Richard Snedden) we have the coaching team to do that.”

Watsonians won both the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series and Championship in 2022, winning 18 out of 19 games.

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  1. Two very experienced coaches appointed this week in Steve Scott and Alan Tait. Very interesting. Is it a change of direction? Rather than giving young coaches opportunities are we seeking to appoint the best available? Stirling Wolves still to appoint a new head coach after Ben Cairns move to Heriots. Will they go young and appoint Adam Ashe or will they too call in an experienced coach?
    Considering how well Pete Horne seems to be doing at Glasgow I would love to see his great mate Chris Fusaro involved. Pound for pound few put more effort into their Glasgow career than Fusaro.

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