Gregor Townsend

Gregor Peter John Townsend, MBE (born 26 April 1973) is a Scottish rugby union coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Scotland national team having previously been an assistant coach from 2009 to 2012. As a player, he won 82 caps for Scotland and two for the British and Irish Lions. He is a former coach of Glasgow Warriors and was a player-coach for Border Reivers. As well as in Scotland, he played club rugby in Australia, England, France and South Africa. As coach of Scotland, his team won at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years in 2021. Townsend was selected as attack coach for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

Gregor Townsend
Birth nameGregor Peter John Townsend
Date of birth (1973-04-26) 26 April 1973 (age 48)
Place of birthGalashiels, Scotland
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb; 205 lb)
SchoolGalashiels Academy
UniversityUniversity of Edinburgh
Aston University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, centre, fullback, Head Coach
Current team Scotland
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–1995
1993, 1995
Gala
Warringah
()
Correct as of 12 May 2017
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–1998
1998–2000
2000–2002
2002–2004
2004–2005
2005–2007
Northampton Saints
Brive
Castres
Border Reivers
Montpellier
Border Reivers
64
48
51
19
30
37
()
Correct as of 12 May 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 Sharks 9 ()
Correct as of 12 May 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991-92
1992-96
1993–2003
1997
Scotland 'B'
Scotland 'A'
Scotland
British and Irish Lions
2
5
82
2


(164)
(0)
Correct as of 12 May 2017
Teams coached
Years Team
2005–2007
2008–2009
2009–2012
2012–2017
2017–
2021
Border Reivers (Player/Coach)
Scotland A (Asst. Coach)
Scotland (Asst. Coach)
Glasgow Warriors
Scotland
British and Irish Lions (Asst. Coach)

He was awarded an MBE in 1999 for services to rugby.[1]


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