Gordon Ross lands Worcester coaching role

Gordon Ross, right, took part in the Heriot's-Barbarians game on Tuesday evening. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Gordon Ross, right, took part in the Heriot's-Barbarians game on Tuesday evening. Pic: Ian Rutherford

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Former Heriot’s, Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland stand-off Gordon Ross has been appointed to the coaching staff at Worcester Warriors.

The 37-year-old, who made a scoring contribution for the Barbarians in their Investec Cup win at Goldenacre on Tuesday, will take on the role of Academy Transition Manager (Backs) at Sixways. The coaching set up already includes former Edinburgh men Carl Hogg and Simon Cross, as well as Dean Ryan, who formed part of the interim Scotland coaching team during the 2013 RBS Six Nations.

Ross, who earned 25 caps for Scotland, is delighted to be handed a new challenge after spending the last season as assistant coach at London Welsh, which was the latest stop in a career that also included spells with Leeds Tykes, Castres and Saracens.

“I am very impressed with the infrastructure and also the ambition of the club,” he said. “The club have a fantastic playing squad and I am looking forward to working and supporting players with the goal of seeing them progress to the first team.”