FORMER Edinburgh centre Cammy Hutchison has signed for English Premiership side Newcastle Falcons, joining fellow Scots Murray McCallum (also moving from Edinburgh), Kiran McDonald (Munster) and Ollie Leatherbarrow (Exeter Chiefs) in committing to the Kingston Park club for next season.
The 24-year-old, who has made 19 appearances for Edinburgh since his debut in June 2021, was one of 13 summer leavers announced by the capital outfit earlier this month.
“Cammy has been on our radar for quite a while, from when he was back playing for Heriot’s [in Super6],” said Falcons’ interim head coach Mark Laycock. “He’s a strong, physical ball-carrier who is a really good gain-line option, and he’s clearly been developing his distribution skills. He’ll give us a good foundation, his core skills are strong and he just offers us that gain-line threat to get us going forward as a team.”
Hutchison added: “It’s a really exciting opportunity to play in the Gallagher Premiership and it’s a new challenge for me after playing in the URC with Edinburgh.
“It’s a league I’ve always followed and watched over the years, and with Newcastle being so close to the Scottish border it’s almost a home from home. I can stay connected with family, and my parents actually used to live in Newcastle as well as my brother going to uni there, so it’s a place I’ve already got an affinity with.”