Andy Robinson resigns as Scotland head coach
Former Bath Rugby stalwart Andy Robinson yesterday bowed to the inevitable by resigning as Scotland head coach.
An angry Robinson warned there would be consequences of Saturday’s 21-15 loss to Tonga and his departure, announced by the Scottish Rugby Union, was the most significant of them.
The 48-year-old, who was under contract until the 2015 World Cup, clung to hope for the future following the 2011 World Cup pool stage exit and the 2012 RBS Six Nations whitewash when his role came into question.
After the abject showing in Aberdeen, Robinson decided enough was enough and exits with Scotland 12th in the provisional International Rugby Board world rankings after ten losses in the last 13 Tests.
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“I am very disappointed by our recent results, but I have belief in the players to develop into a winning team,” said Robinson, who was appointed in June 2009 as successor to Frank Hadden.
“I believe I have left the team in a better position than when I took over and have great confidence in the players and the coaches for the future.”
In 35 Tests, Robinson oversaw 15 wins and 19 defeats, a win percentage of 42.9 per cent, but his competitive record was woeful.
He recorded just two wins in 15 Six Nations matches.