Lineen Joins Scotland Set-Up
Sean LineenScottish Rugby can confirm today that following a review of this year’s RBS 6 Nations Championship, alterations will be made to the national management team.The national management team that will take charge of the Scotland squad during the summer tour to Argentina will be headed by Frank Hadden, national coach, and will include coaches, Sean Lineen and Andy Robinson.Both Sean Lineen and Andy Robinson will continue to fulfil their current roles at Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh. The national management team will then be reviewed post the summer tour to Argentina. Gordon McKie, Chief Executive, Scottish Rugby, said: Following a review of our RBS 6 Nations performances and results, the Board believe that Frank is still the best man to take the national team forward as Head Coach and build upon the overall progress that has been made in the last two and a half years or so. However, we also believe that our young squad is capable of making further progress with the injection of new coaching resource at this time.Commenting on the alterations Frank Hadden, National Coach, said: ‘scottish Rugby is facing some challenging games in the months ahead and I believe that now is the time to freshen up my management team. I am very much looking forward to working closely with Sean and Andy in the build up and during the tour to Argentina. They are two top quality coaches and there is no doubt in my mind that they will bring tremendous experience to the development of this young squad.Discussions are underway with George Graham and Alan Tait in respect of identifying other suitable roles for them within Scottish Rugby.