Sean Lamont and Mark Robertson have joined the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy coaching team and will be involved in strength & conditioning.

It is great news that the pair, a Scotland cap centurion and a Scotland Sevens legend with an Olympic medal, will be helping the best young players come through the ranks in 2017/18.

The pair are among five changes to the strength and conditioning (S&C) teams of the academy structure – which operates out of four regional centres in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Galashiels – having studied towards the specialism during their playing careers.

Lamont joins the Glasgow & West team at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.

He takes the position previously occupied by Kathryn Gallagher who has stepped into a newly-created role, overseeing the Scotland Women’s programme.

Robertson has been appointed to the Borders & East Lothian Academy in Gala as a replacement for Mike Legget, who takes on the Lead S&C role at Glasgow & West following the promotion of Derrick Speirs into the Scotland Sevens backroom team.

Sean Lamont, Mark  Robertson, strength & conditioning

 What they said…

Stephen Gemmell, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Academy and Performance Programmes, said: “I’m pleased to see the progression of quality coaches Mike, Derrick and Kathryn into new roles within the Academy.

“It’s also of huge value to bring the knowledge and experience of Sean and Mark into the system as they transition from playing to coaching.”

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