Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw reveals his new job after retiring from rugby - Ruck

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw reveals his new job after retiring from rugby

Greig Laidlaw, the former Scotland rugby union captain, has announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 37, ending a remarkable career in which he led his country more times than any other player. 

Speaking about his decision to retire, Laidlaw said, “It’s been an incredible journey, but I feel it’s the right time for me to step away from playing and move on to the next chapter.”

He played his last season of club rugby in Japan in 2020, and has decided to retire from the sport now that the regular club season in Japan has concluded.

Although Laidlaw retired from Test rugby after the 2019 World Cup, he has expressed his desire to stay involved in the sport as a coach, saying, “I plan to move into coaching and hope to share some of the knowledge and experience I have gained over the years with future generations of rugby players.” Laidlaw also intends to stay in Japan for a while longer with his family.

Reflecting on his career, Laidlaw wrote on Instagram, “Throughout my playing career I have pushed myself, I have taken on new experiences, continuously learnt and immersed myself in different cultures.

RUCK sources suggest he could join Gregor Townsend’s backroom staff as Scotland prepare themselves for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in September.

“Horror draw” – England get pool of death in revised World Cup draw

The recently released World Rugby Rankings highlight the absurdity of the Pool Draw for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023, which was determined three years in advance and appears to be heavily skewed.

In response to criticism, World Rugby has announced that future pool draws for the Rugby World Cup will be conducted closer to the start of the tournament, as the current practice of relying on team rankings at the time of the draw is deemed unfair.

According to a report by the Mirror, World Rugby will make changes to the pool draw process for the 2027 edition.

“World Rugby said it is able to make the change because of a new ‘hosting model’ that sees the international federation create collaborations with the host union,” the report read.

“The top of the men’s Test game has never been more competitive,” the spokesperson added. “There has never been so much movement over a two-year period.


“Bearing that in mind and noting the format of four pools of five teams, there is arguably no perfect time for a draw.”

As a result, the guys over at Eggchasers Rugby put together their own drawer the 2023 tournament based on the current World Rugby rankings.

Concentrating on only the top 10 countries in the world, it looks significant.

It was very different with England handed a much sterner test in their pool. Watch the full video here.

POOL A actual draw:

  • France
  • New Zealand

POOL A up to date draw

  • France
  • Australia