Duncan Hodge

Former Edinburgh Rugby player Duncan Hodge will took on the role of the club's Backs Coach at the end of the Rugby World Cup 2015, before being appointed Acting Head Coach in Septmeber 2016 following the departure of Alan Solomons.

The move represented a return to the capital club for Hodge, who not only turned out over 150 times for the capital club but also enjoyed a successful interim coaching spell, alongside Stevie Scott, for the last five games of the 2013/14 season.

As a 19-year-old, Duncan William Hodge was given the choice of touring South Africa with Scotland’s national cricket team or playing under-21 national rugby and completing his university exams.

He chose the latter and was duly contracted to Edinburgh Rugby, around a two-year spell with Leeds Tykes. He came to prominence with a last-minute drop goal to seal Scotland A’s victory over the 1994 Springboks and made his Scotland debut against France in Paris in 1997.

He won 26 caps at stand-off over six years, scoring 123 points – possibly the most important when he converted his own try and kicked four penalties to score all of the points for Scotland in the 19-13 Calcutta Cup victory against England in 2000.

The former Scotland stand-off began his coaching career in the twilight of his playing days, at Leeds Tykes, where he supported the club’s academy, before coaching at Watsonians from 2005 to 2007.

In 2007 former Scotland Head Coach Frank Hadden enlisted his services as a part-time Specialist Coach at Edinburgh Rugby, Glasgow Warriors and the national team, going full-time in 2012.

The following year Hodge was promoted to Assistant Coach for Scotland and Scotland A – overseeing the latter’s 13-9 away win over England Saxons at Kingston Park – and will 'come home' to Edinburgh Rugby as Assistant Coach (backs) on completion of Scotland's participation in Rugby World Cup 2015.

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Attack Coach