The Scotland Rugby Team is in search for a new coach for their Rugby 7s side as Graham Shiel, the current head coach of the team is set to be moved to a new role in the side. Shiel will be looking after the skills and analysis for the team from now on, prompting Scottish Rugby to fast track their search for a new head coach of the Rugby 7s side. The Rugby 7s side of Scotland qualified for the Rugby 7s World Cup to be held in 2013 over the weekend but managed to barely scrape through qualification, occupying the last available spot.
And the national body of the Scotland Rugby Team is extremely disappointed at the way the Scotland Sevens have been performing, and believe that if this is allowed to continue, gunning for a medal at the Commonwealth Games that will be held in 2014 will become a farfetched dream. Stephen Gemmell, the head of performance for the Scottish team was the more prominent figure on the sidelines during the qualifying tournament in Portugal and now, the announcement made by Scottish Rugby that it intends to form a new coaching team is believed to have stemmed from there.
The Scotland Sevens had been under the charge of Shiel, a former international player for the Scotland Rugby Team since 2010. Speaking about a reshuffle of the coaching staff for the Rugby 7s team, Graham Lowe, the high performance director stated that after a review of the results and meetings with the management team, the decision was taken to bolster the coaching set up.
However, with very little time ahead of the World Cup, Scottish Rugby must make up its mind on their next appointment soon or risk the team packing for an early return from the tournament next year.