EDINBURGH have handed centre Cameron Hutchison a contract extension, upgrading from the partnership deal he has been on with Heriot’s Super6 side since the summer.
The 23-year-old, who is originally from North Berwick and then played club rugby for Currie Chieftains, has started three and come of the bench in a fourth of Edinburgh’s seven matches played in the United Rugby Championship so far this season, although he wasn’t involved in Friday night’s win over Benetton.
“I’m delighted to be staying on board,” he said. “When I look at where I was 12 months ago, I didn’t think I’d be anywhere near the position I’m in now. It’s turned a lot around for me personally as well and I’m really excited to be staying at my hometown club who I’ve grown up supporting.
“The opportunities I’ve had early on in the season is something I wasn’t expecting but I’ve loved every occasion I’ve pulled on the jersey and I’m really enjoying my rugby.
“The environment at this club is class and I think you can see that it is translating into results too. You can see there is loads of energy in the mornings and everyone has really bought into this new era for the club and the new stadium has been great too.
“There’s a real sense of pride amongst the players to be representing the club and city. It’s a really exciting time for everyone involved.”
Head coach, Mike Blair, said: “We’re delighted to see Cammy extend his deal with the club. He brings an energy in training every day and is a great example of a local guy that has worked tirelessly to get where he is now, having not taken a traditional route to pro rugby.
“North Berwick can be really proud of how many players they have developed and it’s fantastic to see another product of the club sign terms with Edinburgh Rugby.
“Cammy is still a young man and has plenty of room to grow and improve as a player, but we’re really happy with how he’s progressing in his position and what he brings to our overall game.”