10 Feb 2011

Robinson extends contract with Scotland

6:51 am on 10 February 2011

The Scotland rugby coach Andy Robinson has agreed a three-year contract extension which will take him through to the 2015 World Cup and beyond.

Robinson, the former England head coach, was appointed to the Scotland job in 2009 following the departure of Frank Hadden.

His current deal was due to run out at the end of next year's Six Nations campaign.

Robinson had been linked with a return to Bath but the SRU has moved quickly to secure the coach's services up until December 31, 2015.

Under Robinson, Scotland have beaten Australia and South Africa in one-off internationals at Murrayfield and recorded a rare Test series victory over Argentina last summer.

They lost 34-21 away to France in their opening Six Nations match last weekend and face Wales at Murrayfield on Sunday.