New job for former Scotland coach Matt Williams

Former Scotland rugby team head coach Matt Williams back coaching

Former Scotland coach Matt Williams. Picture: Ian Rutherford

He has been appointed head coach of Romanian side Timisoara Saracens who played Edinburgh in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last season.

The Australian was Scotland’s first-ever overseas head coach from December 2003 to April 2005, but the team won just three matches from 17 while he was in charge.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

On his new position he said: “I am delighted to begin working with Timisoara Saracens. I have been very impressed with the club’s highly ambitious plans to succeed.”

One of his first signings for the club is Will Helu.

The 31-year-old Tongan internationalist spent the last two seasons at Edinburgh, but due to injury failed to make an impact.

Williams said of Helu: “He is an experienced players with an impressive CV. He has shown up well in training.”