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Former Scotland back-row forward Carl Hogg has joined Edinburgh Rugby as a support coach for the remainder of the current season (2004-05).

Hogg will work alongside head coach Frank Hadden and player coach Todd Blackadder, bringing Edinburgh Rugby's complement of coaches in line with Glasgow Rugby and The Borders.

During his playing days, Hogg earned five caps for Scotland and was a member of five international tours. He played with the Borders Reivers and Edinburgh Reivers between 1996 and 2001 before taking up a contract with Leeds Tykes.

He had two seasons with that club before taking on the role of coaching coordinator, taking particular responsibility for the Leeds Tykes A XV. Hogg gained level two and three coaching certificates from the English RFU and has a specialist coaching qualification in back-row play.

Edinburgh coach Frank Hadden said: "There is no doubt that another member of the management team will be invaluable for the rest of this season. I know Carl well from his playing days and believe he has a lot to offer as a coach."

CARL HOGG (Melrose and Leeds Tykes) Back-row forward. Born 5.7.69 in Galashiels. 6ft 5in, 16st 2lbs. Carl David Hogg won the first of his five caps while he was on Scotland's 1992 tour to Australia, and a month later he was in the Scottish team who competed in the Students World Cup in Italy. He led Scotland A in six of his 17 appearances at that level and has captained Melrose. He also played for the Scotland under-19 and under-21 teams, captaining the latter. He added three A caps in season 1999-2000 during which he also led Edinburgh until, once again, injury interrupted his career. Early in 2001 he transferred from Edinburgh Reivers (now known as Edinburgh Rugby) to Leeds where he captained that club. He has captained every club side he played for.
International record: 5 caps. 1992 - A1 A2 1993 - NZ(rep) 1994 - Arg1 Arg2.