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Scott Johnson
Australia
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Full name Scott Johnson
Born August 19, 1962
Current age 52 years 30 days
Major teams Australia A, Ospreys, Australia, Scotland, United States of America, Wales
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Scott Johnson is a highly-regarded and experienced coach who is Scotland's director of rugby.

Johnson represented New South Wales Waratahs and Australia U21s as a fly-half or centre during his playing career. But it's as a coach that he's made the biggest impact. He made his mark as an assistant coach with NSW Waratahs and Australia A, which led to Graham Henry inviting him to join him in the Wales set up as skills coach.

After assisting Henry and his successors Steve Hansen and Mike Ruddock, Johnson took over as head coach of Wales for three matches. Prior to the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Johnson joined the Australian set-up as an attack coach, but he was released when Robbie Deans took over as the Wallabies' head coach.

He had a brief stint in charge of the USA before being appointed as the Ospreys' director of rugby in 2009 and would go on to steer them to the Magners League title. He would part company with the region during the 2011-12 season to link up with Scotland as senior assistant to head coach Andy Robinson.

Following Robinson's departure from the Murrayfield hot-seat, Johnson was appointed interim head coach for the 2013 Six Nations and after impressing, he took on the director of rugby role with the Scottish Rugby Union.

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Feb 9, 2013
Scotland boss Scott Johnson watches on
Scotland boss Scott Johnson watches on
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Jan 29, 2013
Scotland boss Scott Johnson fields questions from the media
Scotland boss Scott Johnson fields questions from the media
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Jan 23, 2013
Scotland's Kelly Brown and coach Scott Johnson sit alongside the Six Nations trophy
Scotland's Kelly Brown and coach Scott Johnson sit alongside the Six Nations trophy
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Jan 23, 2013
The Six Nations' coaches line up for the traditional photo call
The Six Nations' coaches line up for the traditional photo call
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