SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, announces another high profile addition to its staff: Scotland Rugby legend Scott Murray, who will be the team's new Forwards Coach.
Murray is one of Scotland's most celebrated players, winning 87 caps, including during three World Cups, and was voted Scotland's Player of the Year three times.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to become part of the Legion and work with such a talented group of players and veteran staff. San Diego has a strong rugby community and is the perfect place to help build our Legion culture," added Murray.
As the new Forwards Coach, Murray joins a talented staff along with Head Coach Rob Hoadley and Backs Coach, accomplished US international, Zach Test. "We're extremely excited to be able to add a coach like Scott Murray. The level of knowledge and experience he brings will have an immediate impact on the field this season," added Hoadley.
Additionally, Matt Hawkins, a key contributor to the Legion's Season 1 success, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of professional rugby and focus on family commitments. Matt will be missed at the Legion and throughout Major League Rugby. The Legion family thanks Matt for everything and wishes him all the very best.
About San Diego Legion
Founded in 2018, San Diego Legion is part of the professional Major League Rugby organization, one of eight founding teams launching in the US. Featuring a mixture of the most talented athletes from around the globe, including international provincial all-stars combined with domestic talent from North America, to showcase the best professional rugby has to offer.
Beyond the pitch, SD Legion is committed to building a grassroots community around the sport of rugby in Southern California. By creating outreach programs to bring new players to the game and high-performance pathways to keep the best athletes in the sport, the Legion works closely with local clubs, high schools and college programs to create the competitive pathway to elevate the American game to the next level.
All home games are hosted at the University of San Diego Torero Stadium, the perfect destination for rugby fans and families to experience the game up close and personal. For more information about San Diego Legion, follow the Major League Rugby team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit sdlegion.com/blog.
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