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Edinburgh's Scottish stars await greenlight for tour to SA

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt named a 30-player squad for the club’s two-week tour to South Africa to face Stormers and Sharks in Rounds 12 and 13 in the United Rugby Championship.


The squad depart for Cape Town with seven Scotland internationalists involved in the Six Nations set to travel depending on availability.

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt said: “We’re really excited for the challenge of this tour, taking on two of South Africa’s biggest sides on their own turf.

“As a team, we’ve spoken about the physicality and belief needed to win in Cape Town and Durban – they are the non-negotiables. It’s now about showing the fight and resilience that has lifted us to fourth place in the Championship.”

Everitt continued: “Our returning Scotland internationalists bring quality and experience, and they will travel depending on availability. The only fit player unavailable to tour is Ali Price who remains in Scotland for the birth of his child.”


Edinburgh face Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, March 23 before travelling to Durban to take on Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday, March 30.

Edinburgh touring squad to South Africa


Ben Muncaster, Bill Mata, Boan Venter, Connor Boyle, Dave Cherry, Hamish Watson, Jamie Hodgson, Javan Sebastian, Luan de Bruin, Marshall Sykes, Paddy Harrison, Tom Dodd, WP Nel



Ben Vellacott, Cammy Scott, Charlie Shiel, Chris Dean, Emiliano Boffelli, Jake Henry, James Lang, Mark Bennett, Matt Currie, Wes Goosen

Scotland internationalists TBC:

Ben Healy, Duhan van der Merwe, Ewan Ashman, Grant Gilchrist, Jamie Ritchie, Pierre Schoeman, Sam Skinner

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