Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend indications three-year agreement extension to 2026|Rugby Union News

Gregor Townsend, Scotland head coach given that 2017, has actually signed a brand-new agreement through to April 2026; Townsend’s previous agreement was set to end after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in September/October; Scotland have actually beaten England 4 times in the last 6 years, drawing another Test

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Gregor Townsend has extended his spell as Scotland head coach until 2026, having been head coach since 2017

Gregor Townsend has actually extended his spell as Scotland head coach till 2026, having actually been head coach given that 2017

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has actually signed an agreement extension till April 2026.

The 50-year-old’s previous offer was because of end after the World Cup in France this fall, and there had actually been extreme speculation prior to this year’s 6 Countries that he would be leaving his post as – at that point – there had actually been no talks with the Scottish Rugby Union about an extension.

Nevertheless, following a motivating 6 Countries project in which the Scots completed third, and a duration in which Scotland have actually increased to 5th worldwide rankings, Townsend – who took charge in 2017 – will stay at the helm for another 3 years a minimum of.

Scottish Rugby president Mark Dodson stated: “Gregor Townsend has actually been the most effective Scotland coach in the history of the expert age and our company believe he is the ideal guy to lead the nationwide group beyond this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Scotland, under Townsend, have beaten England in four of the last six years, drawing another, but have failed to properly challenge for the Six Nations title

Scotland, under Townsend, have actually beaten England in 4 of the last 6 years, drawing another, however have actually stopped working to appropriately challenge for the 6 Countries title

” What Gregor has actually constructed over the last 6 years of his period has actually taken Scotland to 5th worldwide rankings and we are eager to keep that connection and forward momentum.

” The team has exceptional depth which is the outcome of several years prepared advancement.

” Our company believe he is finest put to take the group to the next level and continue to thrill and engage individuals of Scotland.”

Townsend has had to deal with personality clashes with playmaker Finn Russell during his reign

Townsend has actually needed to handle character clashes with playmaker Finn Russell throughout his reign

Townsend included: “Being head coach of Scotland is a significant honour and I’m fired up about the capacity of the present team of gamers and the video game they can provide versus the very best groups worldwide.

” As coaches, we have actually been extremely motivated by the development the group has actually made this season, and our company believe there is far more to come from this group.

” I likewise feel the connection the group has with the nation is unique which our fans are backing the group like never ever in the past. The variety of individuals who get here 2 hours early to invite the group off the bus on a house matchday shows the love revealed for this group of gamers and their belief that the team can accomplish something unique.

” Our focus today stays on Rugby World Cup preparations, however I am happy to have actually protected my future for the next couple of years and anticipate continuing to do all I can to drive the group forward and motivate our fans.”

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