Murdie takes on Harlequins head coach role

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Hawick Harlequins have announced that former club captain and last season’s assistant coach, Gary Murdie, will be the head coach for the 2015/16 season.

Murdie replaces Gary Robson, who stepped down due to family commitments at the end of last season after leading the club to eighth place in BT East Regional League Division One.

Robson will remain part of a new-look coaching team featuring Fred Stevenson, Greg McLeod and Andy Richardson as Murdie’s assistants.

“I’m thrilled and looking forward to the challenge,” said Murdie this week.

“We always knew Gary [Robson] would be stepping away so there was always going to be a change. I’m glad that I have been able to step up and fill the position.

Quins chairman Drew Turnbull said: “I’m thrilled to have Gary leading the club. He has been a true asset for us over the years. I think it is a perfect appointment for the club and one which will hopefully further our development as a team.”