5 Jun 2009

Robinson takes over Scotland rugby job

6:24 am on 5 June 2009

The former England boss Andy Robinson has been named as the new Scotland rugby coach.

Robinson replaces Frank Hadden who quit following the Six Nations in April after 4 years in the job.

Robinson, highly successful with Bath as a player and coach, was assistant to Clive Woodward when England won the 2003 World Cup, he succeeded him in 2004, but only lasted 2 years having overseen 13 defeats in 22 games in charge.

In 2007 Robinson took over at Edinburgh and, after also working with the Scotland A team, beat off competition from former Springbok coach Jake White and ex-Australia coach Eddie Jones for the national team job.