Donaldson to step down as Currie head coach

After 11 years at the helm of RBS Premiership side, Currie, head coach Ally Donaldson will step down.  The new coaching set up will be announced in the following weeks. 

He said: “I didn't want to make the decision right at the end of the season but on reflection I feel this is the right time to go and move onto a different role at the club. 

“Having played for 16 years, coached the seconds for three years and the firsts for 11 years I need a break from head coach every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

I will now take up a new role as Head of Coaching. This will involve coach education with our youth coaches and also helping out with other senior teams if necessary.  I will also mentor some of our youngsters and try and assist with the transition from youth to senior rugby. 

“There have been great moments over the years, including winning the Premiership twice, getting to a Scottish Cup final, playing Japan at Malleny Park and seeing five players progress to full caps and,  Ben Cairns, Matt Scott, Tom Brown, Jonny Gray and Dougie Fife, as well as many others who have turned pro.”