Ayr Rugby Football Club

Former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back Peter Murchie has agreed to take over as Ayr Head Coach at the end of the season.

A centurion for Warriors, Murchie pulled on the Glasgow jersey 116 times and although being born in Carlisle qualified for Scotland through his father, from Ayr.

After a brief spell in France at the start of the season Murchie was forced to retire on medical grounds.

Murchie will take over the role from his former Warriors team-mate Calum Forrester, who announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season last week.

Speaking exclusively to ayrrugbyclub.co.uk Murchie said: "I'm looking forward to taking over as Ayr head coach next season. It is a club with a proud and successful history and I'm excited to build on those foundations".

Ayr President Billy McHarg illustrated his delight on the appointment with: "It is exciting to be working with a former international in a key role of Ayr's future development".

- Callum Kerr