THE former Glasgow and Scotland No.8 Adam Ashe has been appointed assistant coach of Stirling Wolves Super6 side, just days after ending his playing career because of injury.

The 28-year-old, who spent nine years as a Warriors player from 2011, announced at the weekend that he was hanging up his boots after two seasons with US Major League Rugby side LA Giltinis. The Wolves - the new name for Stirling County’s franchise in Super6 - have appointed him as a replacement for Scott Lawson, who has joined Scottish Rugby as a specialist skills coach.

“I’m really excited to be joining the coaching team at Stirling Wolves,” said Ashe, who played at Stirling before turning professional and made several appearances for the club in Super6 in his last season with Glasgow.

“I came through the club as a junior rugby player and have so many great memories playing in the jersey. 

“I always had a dream of coming back and coaching after I finished playing. I think the Super6 team has taken big strides forward over the last couple of years and this team is now at a point where it has the ability to win this season’s FOSROC Super6 competition.”

County were runners-up to Watsonians in the Super6 Sprint Series earlier this year, only losing their decisive fixture with the Edinburgh club in the last play of the game. They were fourth in last season’s full Super6 tournament. 

“Having lost Scott Lawson to his new role within Scottish Rugby, we are delighted to have been able to replace him so quickly with another quality individual," Wolves head coach Ben Cairns added.

“Ashey is a County man having come up through the club. Whenever he’s been in our environment, he has spoken extremely well and led by example. We know he will bring these attributes into his coaching.”