Scotland Rugby Union team manager Guy Richardson will step down from his role following more than six years at the helm. The 45-year-old former army major, who also worked as logistics manager for the 2009 British and Irish Lions, plans to stay involved in rugby.

Richardson’s role with the Scottish Rugby Union included overseeing the administrative and management support for all national teams plus Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh.

The Scotland Rugby Union expect to name Richardson’s replacement before their next fixture, against New Zealand at Murrayfield, on the weekend of November 13-14.

“The work that Guy and his team have put into Scottish Rugby over the last few years has been hugely appreciated by the players,” said head coach Andy Robinson.

“We wish him well in his new role and we will be considering the recruitment process for his successor over the next few weeks.”