Johnson to be confirmed as Scotland coach

Former Wallabies assistant coach Scott Johnson will be confirmed as interim Scotland coach for the Six Nations later this week.

The fifty-year-old Australian will lead Scotland through the Six Nations starting with their opening match against England at Twickenham on the 2nd of February.

Johnson will replace Andy Robinson who stepped down after Scotland lost to Tonga in the Autumn Internationals.

The former Wallabies assistant coach joined Scotland as as attack coach for Scotland’s June tour of Australia and the Pacific Islands when they went unbeaten.

Robinson stood down last month after three and a half years in charge of Scotland as they lost all three of their November Tests which caused them to slip to 12th in the world rankings.

Defeats to New Zealand and South Africa were almost expected but the loss at Pittodrie to Tonga proved to be the final straw for Robinson who Scotland lost 10 of their last 13 matches under.

Johnson has experience as a Six Nations coach as he was Wales skills coach for Wales for five years including the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2005 Grand Slam.

Johnson was briefly USA Eagles coach before he joined the Ospreys as director of coaching before he joined Scotland.

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