Former France prop Pieter de Villiers joined the Scotland coaching team ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations, in the role of Scrum Coach.

South Africa-born de Villiers played in two Rugby World Cups for France (1999 and 2007) earning 69 caps in an eight-year Test career, which also brought four Six Nations titles.

He moved into coaching after his retirement through injury in 2008 and joined South Africa as Scrum Coach in 2012, before switching to Stade Francais in 2018.

De Villiers played for the Top 14 side 150 times in a 14-year spell and won the French title on five occasions with the club between 1998 and 2007.

He will work with Scotland throughout the up-coming Six Nations tournament on a short-term contract capacity.

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