Kinghorn not an option as stand-off cover for Edinburgh

Edinburgh won’t look to the talents of Scotland back Blair Kinghorn to fill the gap in their squad at stand-off, according to Head Coach Richard Cockerill.  The Capital club have been left short-handed in the 10 jersey after Jono Lance’s signing fell through, the Australian unable to obtain a visa.  That leaves Cockerill with only […]

Cockerill keen to see Andrew Davidson kick on in the capital

Andrew cockrill plays for Edinburgh Rugby

Richard Cockerill wants new Edinburgh lock Andrew Davidson to kick on in the Capital and battle for a place in his squad, despite impressive competition for the locking berths.  Edinburgh announced last week they’d lured Davidson from Scotstoun after just a season back in Glasgow.  Prior to his move back north, Davidson had spent three […]

Edinburgh boss Cockerill dismisses criticism of Super6

Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill has dismissed any notion that FOSROC Super6 is not up to the required standard to develop players of the future.  Scotland prop Gordon Reid said recently the semi professional league is not good enough for young front row players, but Cockerill insisted on a Zoom call with the media this […]

Burgh Watch gives his take on PRO14 resumption and CVC deal

fans of Edinburgh Rugby team celebrate at Murrayfield

SCRUM’s Edinburgh Rugby columnist, Burgh Watch, is back and gives his take on the resumption of the Guinness PRO14 and the league’s recently-announced deal with CVC.  I have just finished the novel 11.22.63 by Stephen King and ignoring the nonsensical date format this is a book about a man who travels back in time to try and prevent […]

Edinburgh sign Ayrshire Bulls hooker Sam Kitchen

new Edinburgh Rugby player sam kitchen in action

Edinburgh have continued to strengthen their squad for the upcoming campaign with the signing of hooker Sam Kitchen, subject to medical. Kitchen, 26, joins the club from Ayrshire Bulls in a partnership deal with the FOSROC Super6 side. The Australian-born hooker joined the Bulls from Sydney side Northern Suburbs in September 2019 and finished as […]

Edinburgh bolster lock stock with Davidson and Sykes signings

Andrew Davidson is a rugby player who plays for Edinburgh

Edinburgh have completed the signings of former Scotland age-grade internationalist locks Andrew Davidson and Marshall Sykes.  Davidson, 23, joins from Glasgow Warriors following two seasons at Scotstoun, while 20-year-old Sykes pens his first professional deal with the club having been aligned to Glasgow Warriors as a Stage 3 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy player and FOSROC […]

Guinness PRO14 preparing for August return with derby matches

glasgow warriors take on Edinburgh Rugby in a professional rugby match

The Guinness PRO14 is set to return on Saturday, August 22, it has been confirmed today (Thursday).  That target date was agreed at the PRO14 Board meeting, based upon the information currently available from each jurisdiction in which the Guinness PRO14 is played.  And the return will see two rounds of derby matches between Edinburgh […]

Building work resumes on new Edinburgh stadium

Building work at ‘Mini Murrayfield’ – the new home ground for Edinburgh Rugby on the back pitches at the home of Scottish Rugby – has resumed today (Monday), the club announced. Work to complete the 7,800 seater stadium – which was around 12 weeks away from completion before the Coronavirus lockdown came into place, restarted […]

Jono Lance’s proposed move to Edinburgh is off

Edinburgh have this evening (Thursday) confirmed that stand-off Jono Lance won’t join the Capital club. ​The signing of the 29-year-old Australian was announced by Edinburgh last month, subject to the two-time Super Rugby winner obtaining a UK Visa.  It is on these grounds that his move will now not go ahead. A statement from Edinburgh […]

Burgh Watch: Home grown or shop bought?

Edinburgh Rugby take on Zebre in the Pro 14

On the back of Edinburgh signing Jordan Venter from South Africa there has been a lot of chatter criticising the club for denying local talent an opportunity and for allegedly not helping the national side. I don’t accept local talent is being denied. If they were good enough they’d be chosen. What possible reason would […]