EAST Lothian’s former rugby development officer has been named as part of the coaching team for the Scotland under-20s’ rugby squad.

Fergus Pringle was unveiled as part of the national set-up on Monday afternoon as attention focuses on next year’s Six Nations.

Pringle joins Scottish Rugby after a successful tenure with FOSROC Super6 side Watsonians, where he had been head coach since 2019. Prior to that, he was East Lothian’s rugby development officer for more than a decade between February 2009 and May 2019.

Looking ahead to working alongside head coach Kenny Murray, he said: “I’d like to thank Watsonians for the Super6 head coaching opportunity.

“For the last three and a half years they’ve trusted me to develop the Super6 programme, there is a special group of players and staff at the club.

“I’m really excited to join Scotland U20 as forwards coach and to work alongside an experienced coach like Kenny and the wider management group.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with the best young players in the country who are coming through our systems and support their development to reach their full potential.”