Heriot’s coach Steve Lawrie to take reins at Watsonians

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Steve Lawrie has been named as the new Watsonians head coach.

The 32-year-old is currently assistant coach at Heriot’s and will take up his new post at Myreside in the summer.

For Lawrie it is a return to the club where he made nearly 100 first XV appearances as a player between 2003 and 2007.

As well as his time at 
Watsonians, Lawrie’s playing career as a hooker saw him 
represent Currie, Edinburgh Rugby, Doncaster Knights, Scotland under-21, Scotland Sevens, Scotland ‘A’ and Scotland.

Over the last five years he has assisted Phil Smith at Heriot’s and over that time the Goldenacre outfit have won numerous trophies.

Lawrie said: “I have always had a soft spot for Watsonians because I had so many good times at Myreside as a player and we lifted the Scottish Cup 2006 which was one of my 
career highlights.

“I am honoured to have 
been appointed head coach and I believe I come into a club in a really good place with 
a hungry first XV squad 
who have cemented their 
place in the top flight in recent weeks.

“I would also like to place on record my thanks to everyone at Heriot’s who has helped me over the last five years.”