Director Of Rugby

Stuart is the lead coach for Big Rig Rugby.  He has worked in a coaching environment for over 15 years delivering sessions to people from all back grounds and abilities. As well as Rugby he has coaching qualification in several other sports.


For several years Stuart was a professional rugby player for Glasgow Warriors, Rotherham Titan and Doncaster Knights. Since the age of 15 he also represented his local district and Region before going on and playing in the Scotland Youth Set up.  While playing professionally he also played for Scotland A on several occasions including when they won the Nations Cup in Romania. Now  coaches around the North East of Scotland and further afield he is slowly developing Big Rig Rugby to help support players, coaches and clubs by using his experience and contact from the pro game. 

Playing Career

Garioch RFC

Aberdeen Grammar RFC

Glasgow Warriors

Rotherham Titans

Doncaster Knights​

Scotland u16-u21

Scotland A caps - Won Nations Cup


Scotland u21 player of the year.

William Purvis Quaich winner

Rotherham Titans community player of the year

Rotherham Forum player of the year

Rotherham Supporters player of the year

Rotherham Press player of the year

Coaching Certificates​

UKCC Level 3 Rugby

UKCC Coach Educator

UKCC Level 1 Rugby 7s coach

Level 1 Strength and conditioning

UKCC Level 1 World Rugby First Aid

Various coaching certificates

Fully PVG

Coaching Posts​​​​

Garioch Ladies Head Coach 2019-

Garioch RFC Head Coach 2016-17

Aberdeen Rugby Head Coach 2015-16

SRU skills coach 2015-