Watson commits to Edinburgh

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:15
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NEWS: Scotland back row Hamish Watson has agreed a new two-year deal with Edinburgh Rugby, which will see him feature for the capital club until May 2019.

The 25-year-old graduated from the club's Academy into a fully professional contract in 2014 – a deal which was extended the following year – after spells with Scotland Sevens and Leicester Tigers. He has since made 66 appearances for Edinburgh Rugby.
 
During his time at the club, he has played for Scotland on five occasions – most recently starting in all three of the national team's 2016 November Tests – after debuting against Italy in the 2015 Six Nations Championship.
 
On penning a new deal with Edinburgh Rugby, he said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be staying at Edinburgh. It's a great club with a great squad, coaching team and backroom staff, and I love the city.
 
"I feel that this club is right for me to continue developing my game, and a place for me to stay and build on my Scotland caps.
 
"The club is going in the right direction and there's a lot that can be achieved with this squad, and that's something I want to be a part of in the coming seasons,"
 
Watson, who qualifies for Scotland through his grandparents, is a versatile and powerful back row and has amassed 60 points through 12 tries in the black and red.
 
The announcement follows the news his national team back row colleague Magnus Bradbury has re-signed with the club, further strengthening Edinburgh Rugby's depth in the forward pack.
 
Acting Head Coach Duncan Hodge said: "Hamish is an outstanding individual, who gives everything for the team every time he is on the park.
 
"He has worked extremely hard to develop his game over the last couple of seasons, and his efforts have paid dividends as he continues to perform and improve in an Edinburgh jersey.

"As a coaching team, we are delighted Hamish has committed to the club for a further two seasons,"

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Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
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Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
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Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
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Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
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Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
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Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
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Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
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