Ben Cairns appointed Heriot’s Rugby Super6 Head Coach
Heriot’s Rugby Club have today confirmed the appointment of Ben Cairns as their full-time Head Coach of their Super6 team.
Ben joins the city side from Stirling Wolves where he took the side to the final of the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series earlier this year. He will bring a level of organisation, player management, rugby knowledge and strategic vision to Goldenacre. Fin Gillies and Stuart Edwards will continue to be part of the coaching team working alongside Ben.
Ben played his club rugby at Currie Chieftains before signing with Edinburgh Rugby in 2004 becoming a club centurion in the 1872 Cup against Glasgow Warriors in December 2010. He earned eight full Scotland International caps including appearances in the 2008 November tests against the New Zealand All Blacks and South Africa.
His coaching career began at Currie where he was instrumental in driving a successful period for the club before joining Stirling in January 2019 when all Super6 Head Coaches became full-time.
On his appointment he said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to come in and lead Heriots’ Super6 side. The club has a rich, successful history and I am looking forward to the challenge of adding to this.
“I was clear when I left my role with Stirling that I wanted to look for coaching opportunities closer to home which made this role so appealing. It feels like the perfect fit for myself and my young family, I cannot wait to get stuck in and we are all really excited about getting to know everyone involved at Goldie.”
Heriot’s Rugby Club Director of Rugby, Neil Meikle said: “We are proud to appoint a coach of Ben’s experience and calibre. We have long admired the way he has constructed rugby environments and playing squads which have delivered success. We are excited to see him working with Stuart and Fin and the rest of the Super6 management team”
Ben will start with Heriot’s on Tuesday 1 November following the completion of the FOSROC Super6 Championship.