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Scottish Rugby chief executive Gordon McKie has said that he is “100 per cent” behind Scottish national coach Frank Hadden.


Hadden has come under pressure lately for somewhat disapointing World Cup and Six Nations campaigns that include four losses in this year’s Six Nations. Adding to that Scotland lost to Argentina on tour earlier this month.


Scotland did however reverse the result in the second Test against the Pumas.


The Coaching set up will be reviewed in July but coaching assistants Andy Robinson and Sean Lineen said after the tour that they would now be concentrating on their respective clubs.


However, McKie says Hadden will not lose his job and that he will stay on beyond the autumn Tests which are against New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.


McKie has also ruled out the creation of a third professional Scottish team.


Scottish Rugby disbanded the Border Reivers franchise in 2007 and had looked into the possibility of starting a new team in either Aberdeen or Stirling.


But McKie told the BBC that he is happy with how Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors are operating at the moment under the Scottish Rugby banner.

 

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