Robinson agrees new Scotland deal
February 9, 2011
Andy Robinson has agreed a new contract with Scotland © PA Photos
Andy Robinson has signed a new contract to remain Scotland coach until after the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
The former England boss was previously contracted with the Scottish Rubgy Union (SRU) until the end of the 2012 Six Nations, having taken the reins in 2009 following the departure of Frank Hadden.
The 46-year-old had been linked with a return to Bath following September's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand but has reaffirmed his commitment to an improving national side.
Since stepping up to the top job following a spell with Edinburgh, Robinson has overseen a series win in Argentina as well as victories over Ireland, South Africa and Australia.
"We are absolutely delighted that we have secured Andy until December 2015," SRU chief executive Gordon McKie said. "I said when we appointed Andy back in 2009 that he would bring success to Scotland and I have every reason to expect that Scotland will continue to improve in the coming years under his leadership.
"Andy is an important part of the Scottish rugby family and he has made a real impact on the national team taking us to seventh in the world and achieving fine victories over southern hemisphere opposition last year.
"Andy is highly regarded throughout the world as a coach and to have secured his services until beyond the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015 is a great coup and further underlines that rugby in Scotland is in good health."
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