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What does it take
to become a Currie Chieftain?

We at Currie Chieftains work with a philosophy which involves two main strands.
The first is development. As a coach I love working with good people who want to get better. The most rewarding part is seeing talented players reaching their potential and becoming excellent young men and women.
The second is enjoyment and these two strands go hand in hand. Players generally want to get better and if they can see this improvement they enjoy themselves more.Whilst there is some enjoyment in having fun, for me, real enjoyment comes

from working hard to overcome challenges and achieve things that you once thought were once out of reach. This is a very exciting time to be involved with Currie Chieftains as we continue to grow and develop. Everyone involved has a real desire to continue to improve, and with this attitude we will go from strength to strength.

Join our clan…

Mark Cairns

Head Coach of the Currie Chieftains

Chieftains 2018 / 19

Senior Squad

Age Nationality Pro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Grant 'Scaley' Williamson07/08/93Scottish0015
AP McWilliam20/01/1995Scottish0Scotland U18
Graeme Carson30/12/89Scottish000
Euan Blair08/02/97Scottish000
Fergus McWilliam18Scottish001
Fraser Watt26Scottish0Scotland U17, U18 & Club International XV2

Age NationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Fergus Scott01/08/92ScottishGlasgow Warriors - 3Scotland U17/18/20, Scotland Club XV3
Connor McEvoy19/05/97Irish0Ireland U181
Callum McKintoshScottish
Campbell Wilson16/03/1999Scottish0Scotland U18 Touch Rugby4
Billy Emslie08/09/90Scottish00
Robbie MacKenzie30/06/98Scottish00
Cameron Watson04/12/97Scottish00

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Second Rows
Sam Edwards18/12/92Scottish0017
Vince Wright16/11/1991Austrailian/British0NETHERLANDS0
Mikey Vernel27/03/93Scottish0Scotland U17/U187
Stephen Ainslie07/01/196Scottish0Scotland U16/17/18/19/203
Calum Greer04/02/99Scottish007
Hamish Bain24/09/97Scottish0Scotland U16/18/19/202
Gary Temple25/04/88Scottish0Scotland U18 / Scottish Unis11

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Back Rows
Luke Crosbie22/4/1997Scottish12Scotland U18/19/208
Scott McGinley16/06/1997Scottish0Scotland U16/2010
Paul Mundell24/03/90Scottish0016
Angus Farqhaur14/10/99Scottish000
Rhys Davies11/10/93ScottishLeicester Tigers A League, London Wasps A League, Doncaster KnightsWelsh Students, Scotland U17/1816
Josh O'Brien01/10/98Scottish00
Jack ValentineScottish00
Walace Nelson01/05/99Scottish001
Ronan Clark25/10/98Scottish08
Thomas Gordon30/01/97New Zealand0Scotland U18/20

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Scrum Halfs
Charlie Shiel03/12/97ScottishGlasgow Warriors - 1Scotland U16/17/18/20
Matt O'Neil29/05/93Scottish00
Fraser WrightScottish00
Roan Frostwick18Scottish01
Joe Stachan27/05/92Scottish0017

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Stand Offs
Jamie Forbes14/09/91Scottish0Scotland U18/19/205
Chris Davies18/02/97Scottish
Charlie BrettScottish00
Bryn PerrottScottish
James Bywater23/09/94English004
Gregor Hunter26Scottish18Scotland U17, U18, U19, Scotland 7s1

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational HonorsYrs at Club
Robbie Nelson15/11/92Scottish0Scotland Club XV5
Matthew Hooks03/01/96Irish002
Cameron Hutchison01/06/198Scottish0Scotland U18/19/201
Matt McPhillips04/05/96Scottish0Scotland U19/20
David Hall25/04/95Scottish00
Archie McLean05/01/99Scottish00
Greg Halliday27/02/88Scottish00
Joe Reynolds28New Zealand6 (Counties Manukau Steelers NZ)04

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Mitchell Reid25/06/97Scottish006
Mark Conlan08/05/98Scottish001
Chris Nairn16/12/94Scottish004
Ross Hemmings04/08/97Scottish005
Ruaraidh Smith15/05/98Scottish0Scotland U17/18/19/20
Ben RobbinsScottish0Scotland U18/20, Scotland 7's3
Ben DonaldsonScottish00

AgeNationalityPro CapsInternational Honors Yrs at Club
Harvey Elms02/06/95Scottish0Scotland U204
Tom Hall05/04/97Scottish0010
Jonny Betts00
Grant Haggart12/07/97Scottish00

Currie Chieftains Rugby Policy and Coaching Team 2019/20

Chair of the Rugby Board:

Sean Scott played club rugby with Currie RFC and represented Scotland U21 and North & Midlands. He coached mini, midi and youth levels at Currie RFC over a 20 year period, taking Currie Colts to win the Scottish Youth Cup and coaching Edinburgh U16s. He was a Premiership referee for a period of 15 years.

Head Coach:

Mark Cairns is a former Currie RFC player and Captain, featuring in the Premiership winning teams of 2006 and 2010. He is a former Captain of the Scottish Club International XV and a member of the Scotland International 7s squad. A Loughborough University Graduate in Sports Science, and former school teacher he c0-founded Coach Logic (the international video analysis and communication platform) with Currie team mate Andy Muir. He has been Assistant Coach at Currie since 2014 and stepped up to his present position in January 2019. (BSc Sports Science , UKCC Level 2, World Rugby Educator).

Assistant Coaches

Ally Donaldson was well-known as Currie’s Fly half in the 1983-2000 era. He also played representative rugby for Edinburgh and Scotland A. He began his coaching career at Currie in 2000 and was Head Coach from 2003-2014. He has also coached Scotland U18 and the Scotland Club International XV. (UKCC Level 3)

Bruce Mcnaughton played for  Currie RFC from 1983-1993. Post-retirement he became the club’s Head Coach from 1994-2002. He has a wide range of coaching experience including Murrayfield Wanderers (2003-2005), Peebles (2005-2010) and Stewart’s Melville (2010-2015), before returning to Currie. He has also coached with Edinburgh U19/U20 and Scotland U18/U19. (UKCC Level 3)

Mathew  Scott was a youth and senior Fly-half and Centre with Currie RFC before becoming a professional rugby player. He made 62 appearances for Edinburgh Rugby from 2011-2016 before transferring to the English Premiership, with 34 appearances for Gloucester. He returned to Scotland in 2018 and is a member of the current Edinburgh squad. Initially capped for Scotland U19 (2009), Scotland U20 (2010), and Scotland A (2012), he has gone on to win 39 full Scotland caps to date. He will assist Currie Chieftains video analysis programme.

Fergus Scott like his elder brother played youth and his early senior rugby at Currie distinguishing himself as an outstanding Hooker. He represented Scotland at the U17, U18, and U20 international levels, as well as playing for the Scottish Club International XV. He was contracted with Glasgow Warriors from 2012-2016. Subsequently, he has returned to Currie where he has achieved conspicuous success both as the Currie Chieftains joint captain and in building the club’s thriving Youth Development Programme and Youth Academy. He will have a responsibility for the Strength and Conditioning programme.

Currie Chieftains A Assistant Coach:
Duncan Wilson – UKCC Level 1 Coach
Cerified First Aider

Player Welfare

Currie Chieftains Medical Director:
Current Vacancy



Dr Andy Stevenson



Currie Chieftains Physio:
Sarah Chambers

Qualifications: Physiotherapist


Currie Chieftains Physio:
David Rowndey

Qualifications: Dr / Physiotherapist


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