Johnson to mentor Scots

Scott Johnson has been named Scotland coach ahead of the 2013 Six Nations tournament and tour to South Africa.

The Australian was initially part of the Scotland set-up as the attack coach, and is now entrusted with the head coach duties. He replaces Englishman Andy Robinson, who resigned after Scotland lost all three of their November Tests.

Johnson will work alongside existing assistant coach Matt Taylor (defence) and specialists Duncan Hodge (kicking and catching) and Massimo Cuttitta (scrummaging) to prepare the team. An interim forwards coach will also be appointed in due course.

Following their Six Nations campaign, Scotland will journey to South Africa in June to participate in a quadrangular tournament involving the Springboks, Samoa and Italy.