Mont-de-Marsan appoint Murray

Former Scotland and Lions lock Scott Murray has been appointed as forwards coach of Top 14 team Mont-de-Marsan.

He succeeds Marc Dantin who - after a series of poor results - has been moved into another position.

Dantin was formerly coach of second division Perigueux before arriving at Mont-de-Marsan in southwest France in June.

He replaced Marc Dal Maso, who opted to stand aside after the club won promotion to the top flight.

The 36-year-old Murray, who was capped 87 times for Scotland, also joined Mont-de-Marsan in June after three years playing in France at Montauban and Castres.