Glasgow call in Chiefs coach Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend

Townsend will be a tough act to follow, but Rennie has the pedigree to improve Glasgow during his two-year contract.

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GLASGOW WARRIORS HAVE today announced that double Super Rugby-winning Chiefs coach Dave Rennie will take the reins next season on a two-year contract.

The Wellington native will replace Gregor Townsend, who was announced as the next Scotland coach this week after his impressive efforts to turn the Warriors into a title-winning outfit during his time in charge.

Rennie won back-to-back Super Rugby titles with the Chiefs in his first two years in charge and the Waikato side remain one of the most impressive club sides world rugby.

“It is no secret I have been interested in coaching abroad and this chance with Scottish Rugby fitted the bill perfectly,” Rennie said in a statement today.

“As a coach you want to test yourself in new environments with new challenges. The work Gregor and his team have done at the Warriors speaks for itself and I am very motivated to continue that success and build the club.”

Scottish Rugby CEO Mark Dodson added:

It is a clear indication of the progress Scottish Rugby, and Glasgow Warriors, are making that we can attract a coach of Dave’s experience to Scotland to work with our players.

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“Gregor has developed a great winning culture at Glasgow Warriors and I’m very confident Dave will be able to build on that solid foundation to bring more success to the club.

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