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WFC wish to release a statement in relation to some media speculation about our Head Coach Steve Lawrie.

Club Statement

There has been some media speculation over the last few days regarding the future of Steve Lawrie, WFC Head Coach. We understand this story will be run in the next few days and so the club wishes release the following statement in advance to all our members and supporters;

We can confirm that Steve Lawrie, who was appointed head coach of our Super 6 franchise, has been in discussions with Edinburgh Rugby to become an assistant forwards coach. We would stress, however, that no final decision has been made at this juncture.

Steve has made a huge impact at Sonians since his appointment two years ago and we will be extremely sorry to lose him if he does move to Edinburgh. However, Steve is a very talented and ambitious young coach and the role provides a great opportunity for him to develop his career. Therefore, we are fully supportive of Steve progressing these discussions and, if he does leave, it will be with our wholehearted support and best wishes.

We have worked closely with Scottish Rugby on this matter to ensure that the disruption to our Super 6 preparations are minimised.

We believe that this would be a great move for Scottish Rugby as a Steve is a very capable coach who can help Edinburgh Rugby continue their impressive improvement under Richard Cockerill. The move also illustrates how closely the Super 6 sides will be working with the fully professional teams and how the new Super 6 structure will provide a seamless pathway for talented players and coaches to progress to higher levels of performance.

Chris Hunter – Director of Rugby

Should any member have any further questions, please contact Chris on 07890634267 or