The SRU’s Director of Rugby Scott Johnson will depart Murrayfield at the end of the Six Nations to take up a similar post in his native Australia.
Scottish Rugby have secured new deals with head coach Gregor Townsend and his entire backup coaching team until 2021, setting a stable foundation beyond the World Cup in Japan next year.
Scottish Rugby haven’t even waited until the end of the season before signing up Richard Cockerill to a contract extension with Edinburgh Rugby that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
A Dundee bid is one of 12 applications to go forward to the final selection process for Scottish Rugby’s new “Super 6” semi-professional club competition due to start in season 2019-20.
Mark Dodson will stay as Scottish Rugby’s chief executive until after the World Cup in 2023 after agreeing a five-year extension to stay at the helm of the sport in Scotland.
Jonny Gray is staying in Scotland with the Glasgow Warriors after signing a new two year contract with the club.
Dundee High Rugby could bid for one of the SRU’s “Super 6” club franchises due to operate from 2019 but want as many of the city’s rugby resources as possible to come on board.
Duncan Hodge will happily revert to being an assistant coach at Edinburgh next season under Richard Cockerill but agrees that the full pre-season he was denied could be crucial for the new coach and the club.
Edinburgh’s ambitious appointment of Richard Cockerill as their new head coach for next season marks a significant shift in the direction of the capital club.
Gregor Townsend said he didn't expect Warren Gatland's offer to be the British and Irish Lions attack coach in New Zealand next summer.