Sean Lineen Appointed ‘Head of Rugby Development’ at Heriot’s Rugby Club

Heriot’s Rugby Club have appointed Sean Lineen as Head of Rugby Development. The part-time role has been recently created in order to further enhance the rugby pathway offered at Goldenacre for both coaches and players. 

Lineen brings with him an impressive wealth of on and off-field rugby knowledge which he will look to harness in his new role at the club. His remit will focus on coach and player development as we continue to ensure we maximise the existing talent we have at Goldenacre and identify and attract new talent to the club. 

Sean’s association with Heriot’s has blossomed over recent years as son’s Cammy, and more recently Jacob, have featured for the Blue’s, and this, along with his affection for the running rugby Heriot’s is renowned for, were key factors in his decision to join the club. He also has a long association with Iain ‘The Bear’ Milne whose unique gravitational field rarely lets talented rugby individuals escape the pull of Goldenacre.

Sean said: 

“I am delighted to be involved with Heriot’s Rugby Club. Having watched my sons play with the Blues, I have been very impressed with the club environment and atmosphere. It’s a very welcoming, progressive club that has managed to retain key traditional rugby values and has good rugby people at the helm. Whilst this is a part-time role, I am looking forward to supporting the coaches and being involved in rugby again, across all the Heriot’s teams.”

Neil Meikle, Heriot’s Director of Rugby, added:

“We are pleased to add someone of Sean’s calibre and knowledge to an already very strong coaching group. We are constantly looking to evolve our rugby offering and having a focal point for development further enhances our provision for male and female coaches and players at Heriot’s”

Sean will work across Blues and FOSROC Super6 rugby at the club, alongside existing Head Coaches: Phil Smith (Blues 1st XV), Robert McKillop (Blues 2nd XV), Rhona Hume (Women’s Director of Rugby) and Andrew Kelly (FOSROC Super6) to enable talented players and coaches to take the next step with Heriot’s, be that within the club pathway or into the professional and international environment.

Players of any ability wishing to play at Heriot’s this or next season are encouraged to get in touch via email:

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1 thought on “Sean Lineen Appointed ‘Head of Rugby Development’ at Heriot’s Rugby Club”

  1. Gordon Turner, in New Zealand

    Sean Lineen is a great capture for the club. His father was an All Black, and Sean formed a great centre partnership with Scott Hastings for Scotland. I wish him, and the club at all levels, every success in the future.

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