Johnson to take charge

Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 00:00

Scott Johnson will be announced as the interim head coach of Scotland later this week. The 50-year-old Australian is to lead Scotland’s Six Nations Championship campaign, which begins against England at Twickenham on February 2nd.

Johnson joined the Scotland staff under Andy Robinson as attack coach for this year’s summer tour. Robinson ended his three-and-a-half year reign when he resigned after defeat in all three autumn Tests. Scotland have slipped to 12th in the world rankings following November defeats by New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga. The dismal defeat by Tonga at Pittodrie was the last straw for former England and Edinburgh coach Robinson, who lost 10 of his last 13 matches.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.