Former SRU president Ian Rankin and council member Dee Bradbury have both been appointed to international boards.
Rankin joins Celtic Rugby Ltd, the company which operates the Guinness Pro12, while Bradbury will join SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay on Rugby Europe, which is the continent’s governing body. Bradbury has been a Scottish Rugby Council member since 2013, and will be eligible to sit on a number of Rugby Europe sub-committees looking at developing the game and women’s rugby.
McKay was recently appointed to the executive committee at Rugby Europe, which is responsible for operational and strategic development of the game. He replaces Archie Ferguson as Scotland’s representative on that committee.
Rankin replaces his successor as president, Ed Crozier, on the Celtic League board, alongside McKay, who joined in 2013.
Bradbury said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as one of Scottish Rugby’s representatives to Rugby Europe.
“I consider it essential the views and interests of Scottish Rugby are represented in all international forums, in particular Rugby Europe, which is a platform for many of our international competitions at all age levels right up to the professional game.”
Rankin added: “I am very pleased to have been appointed to represent Scottish Rugby on the Celtic Rugby Limited board and use my experience and contacts built up over the years in Italy, Ireland and Wales to help develop the Guinness Pro12 championship, which is growing in stature every year.”