Roddy Grant joins Edinburgh's back-room staff

Roddy Grant is back with Edinburgh
Roddy Grant is back with Edinburgh

Former Scotland Sevens flanker Roddy Grant has been appointed as the forwards coach of Edinburgh ahead of the next season when Richard Cockerill takes in charge of the team.

Grant will replace Stevie Scott in the role as the latter departs from the Pro 12 club after a four year stint. The 30-year-old Grant has made 138 appearances as a player during his playing career between 2009 and 2015 before he was forced to retire on medical grounds. He has also worked with the Scottish Rugby Academy.

Calum MacRae will join he club as defence coach after being in charge of the Scotland Sevens team previously with Duncan Hodge returning back to his original role of attack coach next season.

A club statement read: "Scott played an important role in the club, particularly in developing young talent, and leaves with our best wishes for the future."

Cockerill added: "Following encouraging discussions with all involved, we're excited to confirm the coaching and management set-up for the season ahead.

"Roddy, Duncan and Calum all have a great affinity with Edinburgh and our supporters, which will prove instrumental in developing a strong culture for the club going forward."