Danny Wilson to take over from Dave Rennie as new Glasgow Warriors head coach

Danny Wilson has been working with Scotland as forwards coach since 2018
Danny Wilson has been working with Scotland as forwards coach since 2018
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Glasgow Warriors have confirmed Scotland assistant coach Danny Wilson will be appointed as the head coach of the club when Dave Rennie departs to take in charge of Australia next summer.

Rennie, who joined the Warriors in 2017 has signed a three and a half year deal with the Wallabies that will kick-start at the end of his current commitments with the Scotstoun Stadium based outfit.

As a result, the Scottish Rugby Union has confirmed that Wilson will succeed Rennie at Glasgow Warriors after the latter departs for Wallabies job.

Wilson has worked with London Welsh, Wales Under 20, Newport Gwent Dragons, Scarlets, Bristol, Cardiff Blues and joined Scotland as forwards coach in 2018. He will continue to be part of Scotland's Six Nations campaign next year under head coach Gregor Townsend.

"The opportunity to coach such an attractive club as Glasgow Warriors was too good to miss," said Wilson.

"I've been extremely impressed with the Scottish system in recent years and I'm looking forward to working with an exciting and talented squad of players at Warriors.

"I want to build on the high-tempo style of play that I know the fans love and pay to see week in, week out.

"The club has been challenging at the top end of the Guinness PRO14 on a regular basis and as a coach, it is that type of environment and culture you want to be involved in.

"I took a huge amount from the time I have spent with Scotland through the Guinness Six Nations and Rugby World Cup and I'm thankful for that experience, which can only add to how I take on a new head coach role with Glasgow."

Scotland will kick-start their Six Nations campaign with a clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on 1st February.

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