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Vern Cotter

Anthony Vernon 'Vern' Cotter, (born 27 January 1962) is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player, who currently coaches the Scotland national rugby union team.

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Six Nations. Vern Cotter refuses to blame injuries during match with France for defeat in Paris:…
Vern Cotter makes one change to Scotland team to face France in Six Nations
Vern Cotter or Gregor Townsend, who let's not forget worked with Andy Robinson. Hm. Think they're in for tough times.
Six Nations should be about Vern Cotter, not Eddie Jones, as Rob Howley looks to reignite 2013 .. -
Vern Cotter names Scotland Six Nations squad - but there's a question mark around one key player
Must've been the lure of working with Vern Cotter, plus no prospect of overhauling Beauden Barrett as fi…
Even after two years of him coaching Scotland, I still hear "Vern Cotter" as "Fearne Cotton"
What does Grand Slam legend think of decision to replace Vern Cotter as head coach?
Vern Cotter relaxed ahead of final season with Scotland
Vern Cotter ending stint as Scotland coach: Scotland have confirmed that Glasgow Warriors' Gregor Townsend wi...
Does anyone else think Ivan Lendl and Vern Cotter were separated at birth?
Vern cotter and Lendl - separated at birth. No smile but love them both!
Imagine Ivan Lendl and Vern Cotter in a stare off.
has got nothing on Ivan Lendl. So much stern. So much grim.
speaking of Lendl, you need to up your frowning game!
who shows less emotion Ivan or Vern Cotter! Tough choice between them
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. Has Ivan Lendl been taken lessons from Stern Vern?. Winning Coaches
Vern Cotter refuses to comment on New Zealand link after Scotland beat Japan  -
Lendl and Vern Cotter, is it just a coincidence??
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has handed 22-year-old winger Damien Hoyland his first international start as part of an experienced side
BBC News Vern Cotter's Scotland go backwards in victory over Japan BBC News When Mark Hammett, the interim Japan…
Ever wondered what Ross Ford gets up to off the pitch!
Vern Cotter's Scotland go backwards in victory over Japanthe boring Tom English
BREAKING | Vern Cotter has made six changes to the to face Japan this Saturday in Tokyo!
Sam Warburton: Warren Gatland, Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter should all take charge of Lions tour to NZ - All Blacks
Vern Cotter and Greig Laidlaw chat to the media after the Ireland v Scotland game!
Vern Cotter focusing on Ireland clash rather than assessing Scotland's progress - Belfast Telegraph
Scotland v France: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter handed centre Alex Dunbar his return after a year of injury...
Vern Cotter wants Alex Dunbar and Josh Strauss to counter France physicality - Surrey Comet
Vern Cotter backing Josh Strauss and Alex Dunbar to make a difference for Scotland on Sunday htt…
The coach Vern Cotter has called three more players in the squad !
unlimited calling, voip, phone service
Six Nations 2016: Hosts live up to their billing but Vern Cotter's Scotland were magnificent
Vern Cotter's Scotland are still a work in progress
I can confirm that Vern Cotter knows and sings every word of Flower of Scotland ahead of Calcutta Cup match
Vern Cotter not falling for England head coach Eddie Jones' mind games
+ St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown discusses Michael O'Halloran; we'll preview tonight's footy + we'll hear from Vern Cotter too - all at 6
Stuart Barnes on Dan Carter, Vern Cotter's Scotland and the Premiership's relegation battle:
Barnes' talking points: Stuart Barnes on Dan Carter's French flourish, Vern Cotter's Scotland squad, and the P...
about: . Scotland head coach Vern Cotter tipped by Sir Ian McGeechan to lead British and Irish Lions on 2017 tour …
Everytime Vern Cotter is mentioned I'm convinced they've said
That Vern Cotter interview's going to be strange. Vern: "Oi, wake up.". Sleeper: "Uh?"
Daniel Craig makes Vern Cotter look like Chris Evans on speed.
Scotland prop Willem Nel believes Vern Cotter’s men can cause a sensation by winning the World Cup — despite the daunting Australian
what's to smile about Scott Johnson?
Vern Cotter learning important lessons from mild-mannered football managers who adhere to the 'ref is always right' mantra.
Who is hoping to force themselves into Vern Cotter's plans for the
Great piece by in about Vern Cotter's post-match dignity. Name still sounds like though...
11 pages of sport in Thursday's inc on Vern Cotter. Here's the back
CHRIS FOY: Scotland were robbed of a place in the semi-finals. After a review, World Rugby have confirmed that Vern Cotter’s side were
Scotland coach Vern Cotter and his reaction to last weekend's Australia defeat the focus of tomorrow's column in
Scotland coach Vern Cotter thinks Australia's decisive quarter-final penalty should have been referred to the TV referee.
I'd like Vern Cotter to come out and do the same
Vern Cotter has vowed Scotland's World Cup warriors will not take a single backwards step as they pursue a first semi-fin…
I'm a Welshman with a Scottish rugby season pass and I feel your pain.
. Laidlaw should ask Pocock publicly for the Aus team to stand aside. That would be sporting.
Vern Cotter vows to put the fire back into his deflated Scotland squad after being turned over by South Africa in Newcastle
true but for me it'd be Joe Schmidt & vern cotter to coach the lions they coached together @ clermont ..!👍🏻
Forget Sunday, is upbeat about future under 'incredible' Vern Cotter
Vern Cotter deserves a lot of credit for getting Scotland scoring tries says
Vern Cotter is using the wise words of Sir Alex Ferguson to inspire his Scotland team to victory over Australia after the heartache of
The lights are on. And you're up there. You made it onto roof.
You don't hear Vern Cotter say a word. He leaves that up to us numpties. That's cos he has a bit of class
If it was the other way around, this would've been Vern Cotter's face.
On a positive note.this look the real deal under Vern Cotter.
Greig Laidlaw and Vern Cotter clapped into the press conference just now. First time we've witnessed it this tournament.
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg insists Vern Cotter’s men can help lift the mood of the nation today following our football team’s European
Scotland belie their 100-1 odds but are doomed by a cruel twist of fate | Paul Rees
No, not "Scotland Fans", it's nasty NATs! I wish the media would get it right!...
Gatland, Schmidt or Cotter? . Who's in pole to lead the in 2017?
Warren Gatland, Joe Schmidt or Vern Cotter? Who’s in pole position to lead the 2017 Lions in New Zealand?
Scotland lose narrowly to Australia in Rugby World Cup quarter final and ...
Anyone can deal with victory only the mighty can bear defeat...Onwards and upwards
Scots yet to decide on Gray, Ford: Vern Cotter has yet to decide whether Jonny Gray and Ross Ford will feature...
[Daily Mail] . Ross Ford and Jonny Gray bans will spur Scotland on, insists Finn Russell as Vern Cotter's men prep…
As Mark Bennett watched from the stand at St James' Park on Saturday, he would have been forgiven for thanking Vern Cotter for sparing him
A win for Vern Cotter's Scotland against South Africa at St James' Park in the 4.45pm kick-off on Saturday can confirm their place in the
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Vern Cotter says it will be 24 hours before full injury reports can be given on Finn Russell and Grant Gilchrist
Vern Cotter has picked a full-strength Scotland team for Wednesday’s World Cup showdown with Japan - after admitting their …
Quick rugby trivia question - What do Vern Cotter, Paul McCartney and Great Gatsby author Scott Fitzgerald have in common?
Big calls by Vern Cotter: Cowan and Barclay out with John Hardie parachuted in. Injured Dunbar not included. Laidlaw captain.
Vern Cotter restores big names to line-up for Italy: Stuart Hogg, Mark Bennett, Finn Russell, Jonny Gray and c...
Vern Cotter concerned about ankle injury to Ryan grant. Fraser Brown has hamstring strain, Hugh Blake broken finger
No better man for Scotland right now than Vern Cotter, which sounds odd after a winless Six Nations. Bit of stability until 2017.
Is handing Vern Cotter a contract extension off the back of a Six Nations Wooden Spoon and whitewash a good idea? Timing strange to me
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says Johnnie Beattie, Kelly Brown left out of World Cup training squad due to poor form. Both fit.
. head coach Vern Cotter meets the media after announcing the squad!
STS Rugby - Cotter: Scotland need to go back to basics - Scotland head coach Vern Cotter insists his side have ple...
What will Vern Cotter be focusing on with Scotland after the
I thought england France was a fair result but Vern cotter has got to put Kelly back into Scotland
"Wish this guy would join my coaching team. . who is it?.
Vern Cotter’s choices are limited set against a failing system and power shortages
Scotland mood darkened after winless Six Nations campaign Vern cotter boost World Cup
I've been teaching 10 yrs and you are our 2nd most famous ex-student (after Vern Cotter). You're a legend!
Rugby... A combination of Opera,Ballet and Murder. - Cliff Morgan.
Vern Cotter is in no rush to quit his job — despite soul-destroying debut:
"Losers whine about their best, winners go home and fu*k the prom queen" - big Sean, spot on as always.
Vern Cotter jaded after campaign of missed opportunities & mistakes
Monday's Scottish gossip: Vern Cotter has insisted he will be Scotland head coach for the long haul as he plan...
"A win is coming our way. We may need a decent sat nav to find it though". Vern Cotter, March 2015.
Vern Cotter to stay despite Six Nations disaster
Vern cotter to stay despite disaster
Scotland's mood has darkened after a winless Six Nations campaign - Vern Cotter must boost the side for the Wo...
Vern Cotter is taking the squad nowhere. Same mistakes year after year too
Vern Cotter seems impervious to any criticism. Should no one be asking why he binned Barclay and k brown?
Vern Cotter has a *** of a job on his hands with RWC on the horizon!! They were dreadful yesterday!!
Vern Cotter admits Scotland flaws exposed in heavy defeat to Ireland
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lol, I could have sworn the pundits were raving about how Vern Cotter had turned them around, still look bang average to me
you can borrow Vern Cotter's. He's looking at his coaching team with it on, judging by body language yesterday.
"We need a mindset change and we'll have to work towards that and become more efficient." Vern Cotter. I would go a step further.
Six Nations: Vern Cotter makes no excuses for Scotland. Watch here:
Scotland needs a different mindset according to Vern Cotter
I reckon by next 6N Vern Cotter will have made his mark. Watch them turn England over in Edinburgh
Aye ! They Need to get Shot of you Vern Cotter !
Disappointed Cotter vows to come back stronger. VERN Cotter conceded Scotland were yesterday taught...
Wonder if Vern Cotter wishes he had stayed at Clermont, where home wins were a relentless formality...?!
. Vern what do you think of the refs in the 6 nations? P O C's try a barge at the ruck from O'Brien!. Ashe taken in the air?
. I think between us and Italy we are responsible for 60% of the points in the 6 nations😞. How bad are we Vern?.
doubt New Zealand or South Africa are quaking in their boots!
Didn't Vern Cotter say we could win the World Cup? Did I imagine that?
Does Vern Cotter have a future in top class rugby - or is he going to continue coaching Scotland?
so we should - lotta lotta work to do before the World Cup
Yeah, our failure to win ANYTHING AT ALL is clearly a part of the plan.
Vern Cotter looked dejected after today's v clash
Asides from the rise of Jonny Gray and Vern Cotter's range of angry faces,you're right.
England v Scotland: Vern Cotter's 'clannish' players don't feel fear factor at Twickenham for Six Nations clash
Vern Cotter blames poor refereeing for his Scotland side's Six Nations loss to Wales
Blair Cowan: Scotland are on the up under Vern Cotter: When the Scotland and New Zealand sides took the field ...
Vern Cotter rallies Scotland to dream of beating his countrymen of New Zealand: There is something different a...
Two great games in Europe for John Barclay of Scarlets, does Vern Cotter really have a better 7 in Scotland
I cannot for the life of me understand how Vern Cotter could include Pro D2 flanker Al Strokosch and leave out form John Barclay. Madness
Vern Cotter not afraid to make big calls - no place for Kelly Brown nor John Barclay in the squad...
latest bbc feed Scotland need to improve - Cotter - Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says Scotland will have to per...
Planet Rugby News Scotland change four in Canada: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made four changes to his...
Cotter hands Scots debut to trio: Gordon Reid, Finn Russell and Blair Cowan are given debuts in Vern Cotter's ...
Scotland new head coach Vern Cotter and Director of Rugby Scott Johnston getting animated in the main stand at the RDS
I can see an image of the Virgin Mary in the Murrayfield turf... or maybe it's Vern Cotter.
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As thing's stand, assuming Gatland didn't apply for the position again, who would you pick to be Lions coach in 2017? For me, it would be Joe Schmidt or Vern Cotter, depending on how he gets on in Scotland Smokey
Vern Cotter reportedly offered the head coach position. Will he leave if he wins the European & French doub…
A big coup for Scotland... Vern Cotter will coach the National Side from June 2014. The 2013/14 season will see Scott Johnson continue for a season, with Cotter available to advise as they look to build on their 3rd place in the 6 Nations.
Cotter eyes Heineken Cup final: Clermont Auvergne head coach Vern Cotter called on his side to continue their im...
Clermont coach Cotter has eyes on the prize: Clermont Auvergne head coach Vern Cotter has his eyes fir...
Heineken Cup shared the following link and had this to say about it: ASM's Coach Vern Cotter tells ERC TV - December will be a critical month - we came very close last year - we want to go further this season Auvergne coach Vern Cotter had a simple explanation for the turnaround in their match at Exeter as the French side score 36 unanswered...
Vern Cotter in running for Blues role - report
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