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Moffat leaves Edinburgh post

Edinburgh Rugby have announced that Rob Moffat is standing down as head coach.

His current assistant and Scotland A head coach Nick Scrivener is taking over head coach duties until the end of this season.

Gordon McKie, chief executive of Scottish Rugby, thanked Moffat - who was appointed in July 2009 - for his efforts in developing Edinburgh Rugby.

McKie said: "Clearly, we were all disappointed at the end of last season when Edinburgh were unsuccessful in their bid to reach the Magners League play-offs, and results this season have not been as we would have hoped for.

"Rob is equally disappointed with these outcomes as he has always given the club his total and absolute commitment, and acted with great dignity and professionalism.

"Rob is rightly held in great affection by Edinburgh and Scottish rugby fans, and it is with a degree of regret that we make today's announcement.

"However, as we are now in the middle of the season, we need to look ahead.

"We will therefore advertise the role, to find a coach who will help us restore Edinburgh to more regular winning ways.

"On behalf of Edinburgh and Scottish Rugby, I have thanked Rob for his hard work and dedication, and have asked him to take a short break.

"Upon his return, we will discuss the potential to agree a different role for Rob elsewhere in Scottish Rugby."

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