John Dalziel joined the national team as Assistant Coach (forwards) in August 2020.

John Dalziel joined Gregor Townsend’s backroom staff as Forwards Coach following a successful stint in a similar role at Glasgow Warriors.

Dalziel departed Scotstoun after a season with the Warriors having previously enjoyed two years as Head Coach of the Scotland 7s national team and will oversee the contact area alongside the forwards coaching role.

As a player, Dalziel represented Gala, London Scottish, Border Reivers and Melrose, before moving into coaching, where he enjoyed great success with the latter.

He then took up the reins as Head Coach of Scotland U20, leading them to a best-ever finish of fifth at the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia with a side containing current full internationals Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn and Matt Fagerson.


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