John Dalziel rugby player
John Dalziel rugby player

John Dalziel

1st Jan 1970 0.00m/kg Coach

A former flanker for London Scottish, Gala, Border Reivers and Melrose, John Dalziel has carved out a successful coaching career after retiring from his playing career.

Dalziel played for Melrose RFC and also became their Forwards coach before was promoted to Head Coach for the 2013–14 season. Melrose won the league title in the final seconds of his first season in charge.

During his time with Melrose he was also appointed as assistant coach for the Scotland national under-20 rugby union team, in September 2012.

In September 2015 he was promoted to head coach of the Scotland national under-20 rugby union team. The following year he left Melrose and took on a full-time coaching role with Scottish Rugby.

He was appointed as the Forwards coach of London Scottish F.C. for the 2016–17 season, who were competing in the RFU Championship.

He did this on sabbatical while still Head Coach of the Scotland U20s. In 2017/18 He was as appointed the Head Coach for Scotland 7s.

On 3 May 2019 it was announced that Dalziel would be joining Glasgow Warriors as Forwards Coach with immediate effect, leaving his role with the Scotland 7s team. He stayed at the club until July 2020 when it was announced that he will join Gregor Townsend’s backroom staff as Scotland's Forwards Coach.


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2020 - present
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1996 - 2002
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2001 - 2007
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2005 - 2016
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2012 - 2017
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2017 - 2019
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2019 - 2020