Dave Rennie begins his new role with Glasgow warriors

For the past three seasons, Yale University, the Chiefs and St Paul's Collegiate School have developed a strong relationship. This year 4 more students traveled to train in the great rugby environment. A total of 11 Yale players have travelled to Hamilton. Dave has had a big influence, making the coaching staff and players feel so welcome.   

Rennie said he "couldn't turn down" the "opportunity to work with such exciting players at a club with big ambitions".

The former Wellington centre added: "It's no secret I have been interested in coaching abroad and this chance fits the bill. I am very motivated to continue the success (at Glasgow) and build the club."

Rennie joined The Chiefs in 2012 and won two Super Rugby titles in his first two seasons.

The New Zealander started his coaching career in 1999 at Wellington, where the team won their first NPC title in 14 years in his opening season as head coach in 2000.

He also coached Manawatu in the ITM Cup between 2006 and 2011 and also in that time won three consecutive Junior World Championships in charge of the New Zealand U20 side.

Scottish Rugby's chief executive Mark Dodson said: "It is a clear indication of the progress Scottish Rugby and Glasgow Warriors are making that we can attract a coach of Dave's experience to Scotland to work with our players.

We wish him well.