FORMER Scotland boss Andy Robinson has been appointed as the new head coach of Romania.
A flanker with Bath, England and the Lions, Robinson made a smooth transition from playing to coaching at the Recreation Ground. He was assistant coach to Clive Woodward when England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003, then took over in 2004 before being dismissed two years later.
OFFICIAL: Andy Robinson has been named as Romania’s new head coach starting from the 1st November 2019, signing a contract including the RWC 2023. Marius Tincu will be the performance manager of the Union #RugbyRomania #TotiPentruRomania 🏉🇷🇴 pic.twitter.com/R5myLPbutL— Romanian Rugby Union (@RugbyRomania) September 23, 2019
The 55-year-old then coached Scotland for three years from 2009, taking up the post after a successful spell in charge of Edinburgh which had also seen him work with Scotland A. He resigned in late 2012 after a defeat by Tonga in Aberdeen.
Robinson’s initial focus will be on preparing the team for the Rugby Europe Championship next February and March. Romania will compete against Belgium, Georgia, Portugal, Russia and Spain.
DID YOU KNOW: Robinson is a vegetarian