Cairns brothers take on Currie coaching roles


Currie are delighted to announce a new, exciting coaching set up for next season.

Head Coach will be the former Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby centre Ben Cairns, who had to retire from the playing side of the game through injury.

Assistant Coaches - Fergus Pringle & Campbell Reynolds

Specialist Breakdown Coach & Coach Logic Video analysis - Mark Cairns

A Currie spokesman said: "We are delighted to get such a strong and experienced team together and also have continuity from previous seasons."

On this appointment Ben Cairns (pictured above) said:  "I am really excited by the opportunity, I have a long affiliation with the club and really privileged to be asked to be head coach.

"I've learnt a lot over the years from Ally (Donaldson) and Greco (Hogg), I take a lot of confidence in the fact they have backed me for this new role and see it as a massive positive that I can rely on their support in my first season as a head coach.

"I have had the pleasure of playing alongside and being coached by Fergus, I'm delighted we have got him on board and with Campbell Reynolds also, I see us as a very strong coaching team."

Ally Donaldson's long association with the club continues as he takes on the role of Head of Coaching.

Fergus Pringle who previously played for Currie as part of the Pro Draft added: " I'm really looking forward to it. . Currie have previously enjoyed success and are currently in an exciting re-building phase. Hopefully we can build on that.  I'm looking forward to joining Currie and working with Ben and other coaches as well as the players."

Mark's new role

Campbell Reynolds has been part of the coaching team for many years and Mark Cairns is moving into a different role from the club and is retiring from playing. He has given sterling service as a player and outstanding leadership as captain.

He was part of the team that won the league twice and represented Scotland at U20's, Club International and the Sevens team playing on the IRB circuit. His commitment to Currie is unquestionable but being in the front line for so long has taken its toll on his body. He will be remembered as one of the best players to play for Currie and is now looking forward to a new role where he can bring his skills to the fore.