Calum MacRae

Following the appointment of Richard Cockerill as the club’s Head Coach, Edinburgh Rugby confirmed that former player, Calum MacRae, was to move on from a successful tenure as Scotland 7s Head Coach to become the club’s new Defence Coach.

MacRae moves back to the 15s game after successfully leading Scotland 7s to continued success on the HSBC Sevens World Series, which saw the team win an historic first World Rugby Sevens Series title in London in May 2016. MacRae played for the club between 2007 and 2009.

Hailing from the hometown of rugby sevens, Melrose in the Scottish Borders, and winning 13 caps on the IRB Sevens circuit, MacRae was the stand-out candidate for the Scotland 7s head coach role, when Stephen Gemmell stepped down after Glasgow 2014.

As a player he won 13 representative honours with Scotland A and played professionally with the Border Reivers, Edinburgh Rugby, Worcester Warriors and Venezia Mestre. Calum was a member of the Melrose sevens squad who won the Kings of the Sevens title in season 1999-2000.

Defence Coach