Ayrshire Bulls have announced that Scotland International and current assistant coach Peter Horne will be stepping into the head coaching role in the new year.

The 32-year-old is set to retire from playing with the Glasgow Warriors to move into the position on a full-time basis, effective from January 1.

Horne replaces former Pat McArthur, who led the Bulls to lift the inaugural FOSROC Super6 trophy earlier this year.

Horne was successful in applying for head coach in March however, to allow him to finish his playing career, MacArthur took on the role with the understanding that Horne would take over in January 2022.

Despite stepping back from the role MacArthur will remain involved with the club going forward.

Speaking on Peter Horne’s appointment, Ayr Rugby President Stewart Kerr said: “We are delighted to see Peter move into the head coaching role with the bulls after impressing over the past year under Pat MacArthur.

“He brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience with him and we are positive for what the future has in store.”