HOOKER Adam McBurney has agreed terms with Edinburgh on a one-year extension to his current contract. Generally a back-up option to Dave Cherry and Stuart McInally since joining the capital outfit from his native Ulster in 2021, the 26-year-old has scored six tries in 20 appearances for the club so far. The other hooker currently on Edinburgh’s books is recent academy graduate Patrick Harrison.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Edinburgh so far,” said McBurney. “I’m glad to have had an opportunity to sign a new deal.
“The squad have made me feel right at home since making the move nearly two years ago. It’s a brilliant group to be part of and I take great pride every time I pull on the jersey and represent the club.
“We’ve got a really exciting squad in place here with a hooker group that continually drives each other on. I’m delighted to be playing my rugby in Edinburgh for another season yet.”
McBurney – whose grandmother was from Cadder, Lanarkshire – joined the Ulster academy set-up in 2016 and represented Ireland from U18 to U20. His progress led to a senior debut for Ulster in 2017 and his first senior contract with the Irish Province a year later. He went on to make 35 appearances for the URC side before switching to Edinburgh.
Outgoing head coach Mike Blair added: “Adam has been a really influential and consistent performer since joining the club. He’s a brilliant guy to coach because of the energy he brings to training every day.
“Adam drives standards while commanding respect because of his attitude and commitment. We’re delighted to see him re-sign where he’ll remain an integral member of our squad.”