Jason White adapting to life at Watsonians

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FORMER Scotland rugby captain Jason White has revealed the biggest challenge of his switch to coaching with Watsonians is accepting players’ unavailability to train.

After a pro career at Glasgow, Sale and Clermont Auvergne, the 35-year-old is cutting teeth in coaching alongside fellow caps Marcus Di Rollo and Barry Stewart.

“I enjoy it, but it’s a bit different. I haven’t got used to guys not being able to make training due to work commitments yet,” said White, adding: “The amateur game is a hobby for a lot of guys so the approach has to be different.”

As Watsonians bid to avoid a third straight defeat at home to GHA in the National League on Saturday, White has revealed he won’t return to playing.

“I did have opportunities, but my body was getting a bit creaky and telling me it was time to move on,” he says.

• SCOTLAND will return to South Africa next summer for a one-off Test against the Springboks, it is reported today in South Africa.

• EDINBURGH have put a 57th player on the books – Sam Beard, a 23-year-old centre, from Bay of Plenty (New Zealand).