Bristol Bears have confirmed the arrival of Alasdair Dickinson as the club’s new Scrum Coach on a three-year deal.
The former Scotland international – who made 58 appearances for his country and appeared in three Rugby World Cups – is one of the most highly regarded young coaches in the UK.
Since retiring in 2018, Dickinson has been serving as Scrum Coach with the Scottish Rugby Union, working with Scotland Women, Scotland U20s and the Scottish Rugby Academies.
📢| We are delighted to confirm the arrival of @Ali_Dickinson as the club’s new Scrum Coach on a 3⃣ year deal 🙌— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) July 1, 2020
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Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: “After a lengthy and thorough process, we’re delighted to bring Alasdair onboard as the standout candidate for the scrum coach role.
“Alasdair is a young coach with huge ability and a hunger to develop himself into a world class scrum coach. He’s played at the very highest level and has a detailed understanding of the set piece and how it can be a destructive weapon for the team.
“We’re proud of the progress we have made with our set piece and our ambition is to have the most dominant scrum in the Gallagher Premiership.”