In surprise news Scotland lock Grant Gilchrist has committed to Edinburgh until May 2017 quashing rumours of a move to Toulon.
Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match between and Ireland and Scotland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on August 15, 2015. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
It had been widely and reliably reported that the Stirling born forward would be moving to the European Champions at the end of the season. Whether his ongoing injury issues blocked the deal, or he had a chance of heart, is impossible to tell. Either way his presence will be a big boost for Alan Solomons and the Edinburgh faithful as they attempt to build on recent progress.
[blockquote author=”Grant Gilchrist” pull=”normal”]“I care a lot about the club and I really believe we’ve got the players and the culture at the club to have prolonged success.”[/blockquote]
Everyone involved will be hoping he can regain fitness following an injury ravaged 2 years since he was named as Vern Cotter‘s first Scotland captain.
He becomes the second lock to commit his future to the club in as many days with Fraser McKenzie signing a 3 year contract that will mean the forwards remain well stocked.
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