15 May 2009

Brewer out of contention for Scotland coaching job

6:02 am on 15 May 2009

The Scotland Rugby Union will interview a shortlist of candidates for the vacant Head Coach position in the coming weeks - but Mike Brewer is out of the running.

Rugby chiefs have been thrilled with the standard of applicants to succeed Frank Hadden and are now preparing to move into the second phase of interviews.

Edinburgh Head Coach and former England boss Andy Robinson is the favourite to succeed Hadden, who left the post last month.

Robinson and Brewer were the only two candidates known to have applied for the role but others are apparently in the frame.

Brewer has decided to quit his post as Scotland Forwards Coach after failing to land the top job.

He says he wanted to take the step up to head coach and having been unsuccessful in my application for the role of Scotland Head Coach he believes the time is right for him to pursue other roles.