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Scrivener lands Scotland A job

Nick Scrivener will oversee Scotland A's upcoming fixtures after stepping up to replace Sean Lineen as head coach.

The Edinburgh assistant coach will take charge of the team for the first time against USA Eagles in Gala on November 19.

The former ACT Brumbies player will be assisted by another member of Lineen's former backroom team, Stevie Scott.

Scrivener, who previously coached the Wallaby A team in his native Australia, said: "I'm honoured to have been given this opportunity, and I'm really looking forward to the games, especially USA Eagles because it's now only a couple of weeks away.

"Myself and Stevie and the rest of the management team will be doing everything we can to put the players in a position to win the game. That will be our overriding focus the whole week.

"We'll be tapping into the ability these guys have, and their desire to play for Scotland.

"You only have to look at players like Alex Grove, Richie Gray and Joe Ansbro to see that if you do well at this level, you do your chances with the national team absolutely no harm at all."

Scotland A also face Italy on January 28 and Ireland on February 4, also at Netherdale. Admission to all three matches is free.

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