Former Saracens and Barbarians player, Lee Adamson, has been named as Scotland Women's head coach for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations.
Adamson began his playing career with London Wasps in 1980 before moving across the English capital to Saracens three years later. He played 600 senior games with Saracens before turning his hand to coaching in 1999.
He began his coaching career with Saracens Women from whom he joins the Scotland team. His coaching CV also boasts spells with International Nomads and the British Lionesses in 2003.
However, it was with Saracens where he made his name in the women's game, leading the team to three Premiership titles and four national cup wins. Lee is now relishing his chance to work with the national women's team.
On today's news, he said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to return to my Scottish roots and one I am really looking forward to. I am totally committed and driven by the need for success. Having the right players and the best possible support team will be crucial to that."
SWRU Performance Development Manager Jo Hull, Scotland's only Level 3 qualified female coach, will be on hand to assist Adamson with the back line.
Other crucial appointments for the women include a greatly experienced medical support team with David Pugh being been named as team doctor.
Among his many previous achievements Pugh lists; Medical Directorship of the Scottish Institute of Sport and is currently Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with Glasgow University.
Kath Carswell completes the medical set-up as the team physiotherapist. Kath is a former Scotland A player and an experienced rugby physio who formerly worked with the Scotland Under 21 team.
Scotland Women's RBS 6 Nations squad: Alison Macdonald, Beth Dickens, Cara D'Silva, Charlie Radcliffe, Donna Kennedy, Donna McGrellis, Erin Kerr, Gilly McCord, Hazel Bielinski, Heather Lockhart, Lana Blyth, Lindsay Wheeler, Louise Dalgleish, Louise Moffat, Lucy Millard, Lynne Reid, Rachel Nicolson, Veronica Fitzpatrick, Sarah-Louise Walker, Sonia Cull, Susie Brown, Suzi Newton.
Back-up Development Squad players: Anna Panayotopoulos, Ellen Beattie, Gail Russel, Katie Barker, Lindsey Harley, Louise Fraser, Sarah Gill, Tanya Griffith.