Club centurion, Duncan Hodge, was appointed Edinburgh Attack Coach to begin the 2017/18 season after a short spell as Interim Head Coach prior to Richard Cockerill’s arrival in the capital.

As a 19-year-old, Duncan William Hodge was given the choice of touring South Africa with Scotland’s national cricket team or playing under-21 national rugby and completing his university exams. He chose the latter and was duly contracted to Edinburgh.

He made his Scotland debut against France in Paris in 1997. He went onto win 26 caps at stand-off over six years with Scotland, scoring 123 points. Possibly his most important victory came when he converted his own try and kicked four penalties to score all of the points for Scotland in their 19-13 Calcutta Cup victory against England in 2000.

The former stand-off began his coaching career in the twilight of his playing days, at Leeds Tykes, where he supported the club’s academy, before coaching at Watsonians from 2005 to 2007.

In 2007 former Scotland Head Coach Frank Hadden enlisted his services as a part-time Specialist Coach at Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors and the national team, going full-time in 2012.

The following year Hodge was promoted to Assistant Coach for Scotland and Scotland A – overseeing the latter’s 13-9 away win over England Saxons at Kingston Park – before returning to Edinburgh as Assistant Coach (backs) on completion of Scotland's participation in Rugby World Cup 2015.

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