Andy Robinson set to be appointed as director of rugby at Bristol

Last Updated: 15/02/13 9:44am

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Andy Robinson: Set to join Bristol

Andy Robinson: Set to join Bristol

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Bristol are set to appoint former England and Scotland coach Andy Robinson as their new director of rugby.

Robinson will be unveiled at a press conference at Clifton on Monday.

He quit his Scotland job after a dreadful autumn series earlier this season when Robinson's team lost to New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga.

Robinson, who had been under contract until after the 2015 World Cup, resigned after the shock 21-15 Tonga defeat in Aberdeen.

The former Bath boss was appointed Scotland chief in 2009, taking them to the World Cup two years later, but they suffered a pool stage exit for the first time.

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He was England boss between 2004 and 2006 after succeeding World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward.

Robinson had been part of Woodward's 2003 World Cup coaching staff in Australia, and he also won eight England caps as a player.

Bristol are currently battling to secure a place in the Championship play-offs, although Dean Richards' Newcastle are firm favourites to win the one promotion spot available.

Robinson is expected to begin work at Bristol before the end of this season, with current head coach Liam Middleton remaining in that role.

The west country club have already announced four new signings for next term, with experienced quartet Peter Buxton, Mark Sorenson, Andy Short and Errie Claassens all confirmed.

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