John Dalziel
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John Dalziel

John Dalziel
UniversityEdinburgh Napier University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
South of Scotland
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997-98 London Scottish
2001-07 Border Reivers 95
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Scotland Club XV 6
- Barbarians FC 4
- Scotland Sevens
Teams coached
Years Team
Melrose (Head coach)
Melrose (Head coach)
Scotland U20s (Head coach)
Scotland U20s(Head coach)
London Scottish (Forwards)
Scotland 7s (Head coach)
Glasgow Warriors (Forwards)
Scotland (Forwards)

John Dalziel is a Forwards Coach for Scotland. He was previously Head Coach of the Scotland 7s team. He began coaching while at Melrose, and went on have coaching roles with Scotland U20, London Scottish and Glasgow Warriors.

As a player he represented London Scottish, Gala, Border Reivers and Melrose.

Playing career

He played club rugby for Gala RFC as a back-row forward and captained the club.[1] He moved to play for Melrose in 2008. [2] He played for the Co-Optimists in 2010.[3]

Dalziel played for London Scottish for the 1997-98 season.[4][5]

He played for the Border Reivers in the Celtic league [6] and signed a professional contract with the club in 2001.[1][7]

Coaching career

Dalziel played for Melrose RFC and also became their Forwards coach. He was promoted to Head Coach for the 2013-14 season.[8] Melrose won the league title in the final seconds of the season.[9]

In September 2012 he was appointed as assistant coach for the Scotland national under-20 rugby union team.[10] In September 2015 he was promoted to head coach of the Scotland national under-20 rugby union team.[11]

The following year he left Melrose and took on a full-time coaching role with Scottish Rugby.[12] He was appointed as the Forwards coach of London Scottish F.C. for the 2016-17 season, who were competing in the RFU Championship.[13] He did this on sabbatical[14] while still Head Coach of the Scotland U20s.[15]

The following season he was as appointed the Head Coach for Scotland 7s.[16]

On 3 May 2019 it was announced that Dalziel would be joining Glasgow Warriors as Forwards Coach with immediate effect, leaving his role with the Scotland 7s team. [17]

On 3 August 2020 it was announced by Glasgow Warriors that Dalziel was moving on to become the Forwards Coach for Scotland.[18]


  1. ^ a b "Borders capture Sititi & Dalziel". BBC News. 16 May 2005. Retrieved 2018.
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  3. ^ "Dalziel's also an optimist".
  4. ^ jmcconnell. "John Dalziel: New Forwards Coach".
  5. ^ Smith, Duncan (1 August 2016). "John Dalziel to join London Scottish". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Borders start for Kay". ESPN. 16 December 2004. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Heatly, Gary (30 July 2017). "Sevens coach John Dalziel set for sizzling Scotland start". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Morrison, Iain (14 April 2013). "John Dalziel on his budding coaching career". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Melrose secure Scottish title as Gala lose in final seconds". BBC Sport. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Lineen to continue as Scots under-20 coach". The Scotsman. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Bathgate, Stuart (21 September 2015). "Lineen steps down from under-20s role". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "John Dalziel on the move as Melrose say thanks". Scrum Magazine. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ Smith, Duncan (2 August 2016). "John Dalziel delighted to get pro coaching chance". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Barnes, David (3 May 2019). "John Dalziel appointed assistant coach at Glasgow Warriors". The Offside Line.
  15. ^ "John Dalziel". Scottish Rugby Union.
  16. ^ Stuart, Lewis (22 May 2017). "Calum MacRae insists Scotland Sevens are in good hands with incoming head coach John Dalziel". The Herald. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Dalziel joins coaching team - Glasgow Warriors".
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