Simon Taylor takes up Watsonians player-coach role

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Former Scotland rugby union cap Simon Taylor is to become a player-coach at Watsonians for the 2015/16 season, working alongside head coach Marcus Di Rollo.

Taylor, the 35-year-old who made 66 appearances for his country between 2000 and 2009 and went on two British & Irish Lions tours, returned to the club game during the season just finished.

He played 18 matches for the BT National League One outfit and, when pre-season gets underway at Myreside this summer, he will now be involved in coaching too.

With Jason White stepping down from his coaching role due to work commitments, Di Rollo needed someone to step up and help him on a regular basis with the forwards and he believes Taylor will fill that void well.

Certainly those who played alongside Taylor in 2014/15 felt the benefits of his experience.

Meanwhile, another ex-Scotland cap, Barry Stewart, will be staying on as part of the Watsonians coaching team as a specialist scrum coach.