Rennie signs for Glasgow
Edinburgh: Glasgow Warriors have announced that Super Rugby winning coach Dave Rennie will take over from Gregor Townsend ahead of the 2017/18 season. Rennie joined the Chiefs in 2012 and won two Super Rugby titles in his first two seasons, including becoming the first first-year coach to win a Super Rugby title since 2000. The former Wellington centre held a position at the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) as a resource coach be- tween 2003-2007. He also coached Manawatu in the NPC between 2006-2011 and alongside that role he coached the New Zealand U20 side which won three consecutive Junior World Championships between 2008-2010. He started his coaching career in 1999 at Wellington, where the team won their first NPC title in 14 years in his opening season as head coach in 2000. The 52-year-old will replace Townsend in the Glasgow role in a two-year deal, when he becomes Scotland’s national head coach at the start of the 2017/18 season. Rennie said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the Head Coach role at Glasgow Warriors. The opportunity to work with such an exciting group of players at a club that has such big ambitions and a great winning culture was one I couldn’t turn down.
“It’s no secret I have been interested in coaching abroad and this chance with Scottish Rugby fitted the bill perfectly. Planet Rugby