Calum MacRae rugby player
Calum MacRae rugby player

Calum MacRae

26th Jan 1980 1.85m/93kg Coach

A former centre who also operated at fullback and fly-half, Calum MacRae has become a top level coach since his retirement. Hailing from the hometown of rugby sevens, Melrose in the Scottish Borders, and winning 13 caps himself on the IRB Sevens circuit, MacRae won 13 representative honours with Scotland A and played professionally with the Border Reivers, Edinburgh, Worcester Warriors and Venezia Mestre. Calum was a member of the Melrose Sevens squad who won the Kings of the Sevens title in season 1999-2000.

After age grade rugby he played for a four-year period on the World Sevens circuit along with playing in the Celtic league for the Borders. He played his final tournament for Scotland at the 2005 RWC Sevens in Hong Kong.

Following this he was in Frank Hadden's Scotland Training Squad for a 4-year period, however, MacRae never gained full honours. His international 15's career mainly consisted of three consecutive Churchill Cup Tournaments.

He was called up to the Scotland squad for the autumn tests in 2006 and for the 2008 Six Nations Championship.

During his playing days he turned out for Border Reivers, Edinburgh, Worcester and Venezia Mestre

Qualified as a physical education teacher, MacRae moved into coaching and worked as a skills and attack coach at Newcastle Falcons from June 2011.

In June 2014 it was announced that he would take over as the coach for the Scotland national rugby union 7's team for the 2014-15 season.

MacRae moved back to the XVs game after successfully leading Scotland 7s on the Sevens World Series, which saw the team win an historic first World Rugby Sevens Series title in London in May 2016.

In May 2017 he was announced as defence coach for Edinburgh Rugby.

Career

Deh1iTfWsAAYGy0 Edinburgh Rugby
Assistant Coach
2017 - present
scotland Scotland U20's
Fly Half
1999 - 2000
Untitled Border Reivers
Fly Half
2005 - 2007
worcester-warriors Worcester Warriors
Coach
2009 - 2010
newcastle-falcons Newcastle Falcons
Coach
2011 - 2014
Melrose RFC logo Melrose RFC
Fly Half