Ayr Rugby Football Club

Ayr RFC can confirm that the club has signed Peter Murchie as Super Six head coach for the inaugural season starting in 2019. 

 

The role sees him turn full-time at the helm of Ayr and comes into effect from the first of January. Peter Murchie joined Ayr RFC half way through last season as a backs coach, before being appointed head coach in the summer. During the appointment process Scottish Rugby overlooked and advised on selection, with the final call being made by the club.

Speaking exclusively to Ayr Rugby TV, Murchie expressed his delight with: "I am really excited to be given this opportunity with Ayr.

"For the club it is an exciting opportunity to take us forward... It is a real honour to lead Ayr in the Super Six competition". 

Scottish Rugby's Head of Academies, Sean Lineen, spoke of how exciting an opportunity this is for homegrown coaches. He said: "Super 6 aims to narrow the gap between professional, elite level and the top tier of Scotland's domestic set-up, both from playing and coaching perspective.

"The appointment of six, full-time Scottish coaches is a critical part of that process. It rewards the coaches for investing their time in the game and creates a meaningful pathway to the elite level of sport".

The full line-up of appointments include four from the Tennent's Premiership: Rob Chrystie (Melrose), Steve Lawrie (Watsonians), Peter Murchie (Ayr) and Ben Cairns, who will leave Currie Chieftains for to lead Stirling County. They are joined by Ciaran Beattie and Graham Shiel, who take up the roles at Heriots and Boroughmuir respectively.