Gregor Townsend, Scotland head coach since 2017, has signed a new contract through to April 2026; Townsend’s previous contract was set to expire after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in September/October; Scotland have beaten England four times in the last six years, drawing another Test
Last Updated: 09/05/23 10:21am
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has signed a contract extension until April 2026.
The 50-year-old’s previous deal was due to expire after the World Cup in France this autumn, and there had been intense speculation prior to this year’s Six Nations that he would be leaving his post as – at that point – there had been no talks with the Scottish Rugby Union about an extension.
However, following an encouraging Six Nations campaign in which the Scots finished third, and a period in which Scotland have risen to fifth in the world rankings, Townsend – who took charge in 2017 – will remain at the helm for another three years at least.
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