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Tributes paid as former Scotland manager Arthur Hastie dies aged 87

Hastie managed Scotland to their most recent Grand Slam victory with success at the last ever Five Nations in 1999.

Tributes paid as former Scotland rugby manager Arthur Hastie dies aged 87 SNS Group

Former manager of the Scotland rugby team Arthur Hastie has died aged 87.

Hastie managed Scotland to their most recent Championship victory with success at the last ever Five Nations in 1999.

Tributes have been paid throughout Scottish Rugby including from current head coach, Gregor Townsend, who was a pivotal member of the 1999 team, said: “Arthur was a well-liked and successful team manager.

“As a player, I always enjoyed good banter with him.”

After retiring from playing with Kelso Hastie continued to work for the club in several roles before serving as one of South’s District Representatives on the Scottish Rugby Union General Committee Between 1991 and 1996.

Having been a selector for both the South and Scotland teams, he soon progressed, firstly to manager of the Scotland sevens team and then to manager of the Scotland team in August 1996.

A statement from the game’s governing body said: “Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to all Arthur’s family and many friends.”