A foundation member of the Brumbies playing squad in 1996, Nick Scrivener brings with him a wealth of experience – both with the Brumbies and in Scotland – as he joins the Qantas Wallabies in the role of Coaching Assistant. Scrivener was educated at Marist College, Canberra, and the University of Canberra, combining his studies with a promising sporting career which saw him play for Tuggeranong Vikings, then represent ACT in both sevens and 15s, while featuring in the inaugural Brumbies squad.
He began his coaching career back at Marist College, before taking on a selection of ACT representative teams prior to rejoining the Brumbies as its Academy coach in 1999. Scrivener was then appointed Brumbies Skills Co-ordinator, working alongside firstly Eddie Jones and then David Nucifora, during the height of the club’s success between 2000 and 2004 when the side won two Super Rugby titles while also making another final. He was then assistant coach at the club between 2005 and 2008 specializing in defence/contact prior to taking up the opportunity to further his craft coaching in Scotland.
Scrivener joined Pro 12 (formerly Celtic League) club Edinburgh as an assistant coach in 2009, being promoted to the Head Coaching position for the 2010-11 season. His services were also snapped up at a national level, with Scrivener acting as Scotland A assistant coach during his first season in Europe, before taking over as Scotland A head coach the following year. This experience has given him an insight into the personnel of the Scotland side that will prove valuable for the Qantas Wallabies ahead of June’s Test at Newcastle where Australia will look to regain the Hopetoun Cup. His knowledge of other Northern Hemisphere players will also be advantageous.
Scrivener returned to Australia last year to head up the National Academy programme prior to his appointment on the Wallabies staff. He has previously been involved coaching at a national level as an assistant backline/attack coach on the staff of the Australian Under-21 and Australia A teams.