Rugby: Brewer named Scotland forwards coach

Former All Blacks captain Mike Brewer has signed on with Scotland as their forwards coach.

Scotland coach Frank Hadden announced today in Edinburgh that former Ireland assistant coach Graham Steadman will also join his team as defence coach.

"To secure the services of the ex-All Blacks captain Mike Brewer is a boost," Hadden said in a Daily Telegraph report.

"He is now a very experienced coach having worked in club rugby in Ireland, England and Italy before becoming forwards coach for Leinster."

Brewer, 43, succeeds George Graham who lost his job as forwards coach shortly after the Six Nations Championship, in which Scotland finished second last.

"I'm looking forward to working with Frank and the other coaches." Brewer said.

"Scotland have a young team, with a great work ethic and players who are very keen to learn.

"I think they have the potential to develop into a really good international side in the next three to four years."

Former Otago stalwart Brewer played 32 tests for the All Blacks, with his debut coming against France in Christchurch in 1986.

His last test, at age 30, was against Australia at Sydney in 1995, moving soon after to Ireland.

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