• Gray leaves Boks for Scotland

    Richie Gray, who served as the Springboks' breakdown specialist under former Bok coach Heyneke Meyer, has been appointed as a consultant for Scotland.

    Gray worked for Scottish rugby in various roles between 1994 and 2006, but more recently formed part of Meyer's coaching team, which is set to be overhauled after the resignation of the former Bok coach.

    Gray outlined the areas he would now be focusing on with the Scotland national team.

    'The defensive breakdown is an area highlighted by the coaches as an area for improvement, for which I’ve been given a very specific brief to work alongside defence coach Matt Taylor for the seven-week period of the Six Nations. It’s a great honour and I’m looking forward to joining up with the squad in camp in St Andrews this Sunday.'

    Scotland kick off their Six Nations campaign against England on 6 February, and head coach Vern Cotter said Gray's experience and passion would be an invaluable asset to the team.

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