Edinburgh snap up Back

  • Last Updated: July 5 2012, 9:38 BST

Edinburgh have confirmed Neil Back has been appointed as their new forwards coach.

Neil Back: Named as Edinburgh's new forwards coach

The World Cup winner will make the move to Murrayfield after leading the Rugby Lions to promotion to National Two.

Before his season-long stint at Rugby, Back had been head coach at Leeds and assistant coach at Leicester.

And Edinburgh boss Michael Bradley is thrilled to have the experienced campaigner on board - with Back replacing Tom Smith at the club.

"I'm delighted to have secured Neil Back as our new forwards coach," he said.

"There is a consistent thread of success throughout his playing and coaching career, his attention to detail is exceptional and he has already outlined clearly the standards he expects of himself and our squad.

"Technically he is very strong and his coaching credentials stand out as someone who gets the best out of players - a characteristic which, added to him being a consistent winner, makes him a very positive appointment for Edinburgh Rugby.

"If our forwards can embrace that sort of focus and commitment, something I think they crave, then Edinburgh Rugby will go from strength to strength."

Back is relishing the chance to work with the Edinburgh pack after signing a two-year contract.

He said: "This role presents a fantastic challenge and I'm very grateful to get the opportunity at such a high-profile club. It's a very exciting time for Edinburgh Rugby with a great squad, exciting new players arriving and some really positive performances to build on from last season."