SELKIRK have announced former Scotland Sevens captain Scott Wight as head coach for next season.

The 33-year-old will take over at Philiphaugh from head coach Graham Marshall, who along with backs coach Michael Jaffray is stepping down.

And it will be an exciting time for the new boss as the club secured a Premiership place in their final league game against Gala at the weekend.

During his playing days Wight captained Melrose to an impressive haul of Premier 1, Border League and Melrose Sevens titles, as well as turning out for Scotland’s Club XV.

He then spent three seasons as a Glasgow Warriors player, going on to skipper the national sevens team in the World Rugby Sevens Series and at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

In April, 2017, he was appointed coach of the Scotland Women Sevens squad, and also has coaching experience with the Borders under 20 side. In a club statement, Wight said: “I’m delighted to have been offered the Selkirk position.

“It’s great to be given the chance of coaching a side in the Premiership, and I’m grateful to the club for allowing me this opportunity.

“It is going to be a challenge, but it’s one I’m very much looking forward to.”

Scott will be assisted by Jason Hendrie, head coach of the Selkirk ‘A’ team for the past four season, while a forwards coach for the 1st XV will be appointed in due course.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Selkirk Rugby Club wishes to put on record its thanks to Graham Marshall and Michael Jaffray for all their hard work and dedication over the past three seasons, and also to Jordan McGowan, who is stepping down from his coaching post with the Selkirk ‘A’ XV.

“Ex-Selkirk skipper Darren Hoggan and current Selkirk player David Cassidy will take over the Selkirk ‘A’ coaching duties next season.”