A new position has even been created for the new Zealander and former Ireland coach.
According to British media, Schmidt will get the post of Director of Rugby and high-performance sports. His duties will be to manage match officials, interact with coaches, and help develop Rugby in second-and third-tier countries.
Journalists note that the New Zealander Schmidt spent his career mainly in Europe, and he is well versed in the nuances of Rugby in both the southern and Northern hemispheres. It is expected that its official presentation will take place in mid-September.
Scotland national team may add a new column
Edinburgh’s Pierre Shawman will be able to play for the Scottish national team next year.
The South African Rugby player moved to the North of Britain from the bulls in 2018 and could not get into the Thistle camp until 2023.
According to the world Rugby naturalization rules, a player can only play for the national team of another country after spending at least 5 years in it and must have a residence permit immediately before the date of the game.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes were made to this rule. Until December 31, 2021, players only need to spend 36 months in the desired country by the day of their expected debut. This is done for developing Rugby powers, which due to a very limited international calendar this year may have no match dates at all.
Thus, for the national team of Scotland, the South African pole will be able to play in 2021.
Tom Kessell has joined Bristol Beers
The scrum-half has signed a short-term contract until the end of the 2019-2020 season.
“Given the severe injury to Chris cook, who was out until September due to a back injury, we needed to bring in an experienced player for the scrum-half position. Chris will work with our medics on recovery, Tom will replace him in the game, along with Harry Randall, Andy Uren and Blake Boyland, “the bears’ official website said.
In 2015-18, Kessell played for Northampton Saints, where he played 22 games.