Kilted Kiwi takes charge of Scots

Kiwi Vern Cotter is Scotland’s new head coach.

Cotter will only take up the position in a year’s time. He will see out his contact with French club Clermont.

Cotter’s appointment means that New Zealanders will coach Scotland, Ireland (Joe Schmidt) and Wales (Warren Gatland).

New Zealander Robbie Deans has been at the helm of Australia for the last five years and current Blues coach John Kirwan coached Italy and Japan.

Kiwi coaches have also been at the helm of Samoa and Fiji in recent years.