Former Edinburgh Rugby skipper Roddy Grant is looking forward to doing “something special” at the club after his return as a member of the coaching team was confirmed.

Incoming Head Coach Richard Cockerill has brought the 30-year-old on board as Assistant Forwards Coach.

The move mean that Steve Scott leaves the club.

Cockerill and Grant will link-up with Attack Coach Duncan Hodge and Defence Coach Calum MacRae when the players return for pre-season next month.

Grant took to social media to say: “Delighted and really excited about the hard work ahead to do something special with a fantastic coaching group and group of players.”

Richard Cockerill said: “Following encouraging discussions with all involved, we’re excited to confirm the coaching and management set-up for the season ahead.

“Roddy, Duncan and Calum all have a great affinity with Edinburgh and our supporters, which will prove instrumental in developing a strong culture for the club going forward.”

Petrie thanks Scott

 Managing Director Jonny Petrie said: “Stevie has been a great servant to Edinburgh over his significant playing and coaching career. He leaves with our very best wishes and sincere thanks for all that he has done for this club.”

Thanks to David Gibson/FOTOSPORT for the photo of Roddy Grant in his playing days

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