Edinburgh Rugby have today announce the signing of promising Irish wing Rory Scholes from Ulster. With the muted loss of Greig Tonks to London Irish, this is just what the doctor ordered for the capital club – a new backs signing.
His arrival will go some way to allaying the fears that Edinburgh’s back division will be in a worse state next season. The team still look very light in the centre with Matt Scott off to Gloucester, but a quality winger will certainly help the cause, especially as he can double up at fullback. Hopefully this will be the first of many back announcements in the weeks to come.
I think they’re a team on the up and that I, personally, can bring something to the squad, and I’m really looking forward to coming over and getting to work.
The 22 year old has represented Ireland at U20 level and has made 22 appearances for the province since 2013, including a try scoring appearance in December’s 14-7 victory over his new club.
No word yet on whether or not he’s Scottish qualified, but there are a lot of Ulster Scots, so you never know. As it stands he wouldn’t qualify for Scotland based on the residency of his 2 year deal.
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A big loss for ulster great signing by Edinburgh
I too am a bit perplexed by this as Its great having foreign players but what about our own talent. Irish rugby has a policy a while back that you could sign foreign players but only allowed one foreigner per position for the four regions. We must adopt something like this or soon Glasgow and Edinburgh will become like Celtic and Rangers and barely have a home grown player and you are where we are at International level in that game!
It must be a kick in the teeth for any young Scottish lad?
Sadly Derek i agree
Especially as the National Team seems to be on the up.Just yesterday Glasgow signed a former all black hooker so that will leave only miss throwing Ross Ford as only viable candidate unless players go abroad.
A hooker who couldnt get a game at toulouse as well
Surely we aren’t that bad yet. I’m a Glasgow born living in Belfast. Who cares as long as he gets the job done!
Name these young Scottish lads
You obviously do not follow the under 20s and Scottish Counties!
Rodger Long Lorcán Jackson
Seen it earlier
Lost your best player
Daniel Clements Matthew Taylor
That’s a big loss
Another non qualified foreign player? How is this goid for building our own scottish player base? Very odd
Surely there’s Scottish players somewhere? Your u20s haven’t been too poor lately so there has to be some half decent backs you could sign, no?
Grt another incomer that the SRU are paying for who can’t play for Scotland
That’s right. Here to play for edinburgh
Tip from your Welsh neighbor, this Scholes is a good one. Thoughtful, wee more brain than brawn.
Look in The Borders for players, not outside scotland.