Darcy Graham signs long-term contract extension with Edinburgh

Winger signs a deal which will keep him at the club until at least the 2027 World Cup

Darcy Graham has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Edinburgh until at least the 2027 World Cup. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Darcy Graham has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Edinburgh until at least the 2027 World Cup. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

DARCY GRAHAM has agreed terms on a contract extension which will keep him at Edinburgh until at least the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

“I’m hugely excited,” said Graham. “It’s been my boyhood dream to play for Edinburgh. I grew up an hour down the road, joined straight from U20s [in 2017] and I’ve been here a good while now – I’m delighted to be staying for another three years.

“I did have other offers, but this is home, and after speaking with Sean Everitt [Edinburgh’s ‘senior’ coach] he really sold me on his plans for the club. That got me excited and I’m keen to be part of what we’re building here in Edinburgh.


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“I think Sean and I are pretty similar. He knows what he wants. I know what I want. He keeps it nice and simple, just go out and play rugby and that’s exactly what I’m all about. We sometimes make rugby too confusing. I feel like I can play the type of game that I enjoy under Sean.

“I’ve been at the club seven years now and I look at a lot of my teammates as my brothers. I spend so much time with these guys, a lot I’ve known since U20s, and it really does feel like a big family at Edinburgh.

“Being part of this back-three at Edinburgh is incredible. We’ve got so much competition with myself, Duhan [van der Merwe], Boff [Emiliano Boffelli], Wes [Goosen] and with Harry Paterson coming through it keeps us on our toes. It really is up there with one of the best back-three groups in club rugby.”

Everitt added: “Make no bones about it, Darcy [Graham] is box office. He’s a world class talent who can change a game at the drop of a hat. We’ve seen that for both Edinburgh and Scotland through the years – it’s brilliant that we’ve managed to re-sign him on a new long-term deal.

“Darcy is a guy who just loves to play the game of rugby and I think that being here in Edinburgh, surrounded by his teammates, friends and family, suits him to a tee.

“This is his boyhood club where he has made his name and the Edinburgh supporters absolutely love him – you only have to hear their reaction every time he scores at home.

“It’s hugely exciting for both club and country that Darcy has decided his future remains in Edinburgh, and I’m sure our fans will be celebrating this news on Christmas day.”


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8 Comments

  1. Yes, but let’s face it, the money is not here to keep them all and some will have the wanderlust or the financial driver to move. Best for us all that all these options exist and the guys can make the decisions that work for them without fear or favour. Edinburgh are certainly lucky to keep this back three. As per the comment above the difference in Ireland is the supporter base that can properly support 4 top teams.

    Rugby Fan, I suggest you take it easy or provide the evidence.

  2. It’s undeniable that Finn is a better player for going abroad. Most players improve by being challenged and better coaching than Scottish rugby provides. We have plenty of young talent but choose to not let them play or develop. It’s entirely deliberate and has allowed some corrupt individuals to skim cash from the foreign scouting and recruitment. Wouldn’t blame any player for getting away from the influence of the SRU. There’s no longer any pretence about developing the sport it’s all about draining the trough before contracts end. The whole cabal needs to be removed before any positive change happens.

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    • Agree with 1st sentence and slightly disappointed he is not prepared to push himself in another environment. As for the rest careful with the language you use- corrupt!!!!

  3. As a Warriors fan I’m scared. As a Scotland fan I’m delighted.
    Well played Darcy for prioritising your career and family over becoming yet another travelling circus act.

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  4. Great news for Edinburgh and Scotland. I often wonder how good the Scottish teams would be if they had kept the likes of Finn, Hoggie and the Gray brothers. It’s always depressing seeing their like lining up against the clubs they should be playing for in Europe. And then filling the ranks with all-too-often substandard overseas replacements because we can’t grow enough of our own.

    The difference between ourselves and the Irish is that they have a conveyor belt of talent – so much so that four clubs isn’t enough – while they manage to keep their best at home. And yet the SRU is five times more heavily in debt than the recent world number ones. Do the maths Dodson.

    With the English clubs crashing and burning – and blaming it on ‘foreigners’ – hopefully there will be less cherry-picking by them in future, although the French seem to hoover up everything in sight without damaging their domestic game. Darcy’s contract was particularly important after the departure of Blair Kinghorn, for with the wee man, VDM and Boffelli staying at Embra they still have a world-class back three. Long may it continue.

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  5. Great news for Edinburgh and Scotland. I often wonder how good the Scottish teams would be if they had kept the likes of Finn, Hoggie and the Gray brothers. It’s always depressing seeing their like lining up against the clubs they should be playing for in Europe. And then filling the ranks with all-too-often substandard overseas replacements because we can’t grow enough of our own.

    The difference between ourselves and the Irish is that they have a conveyor belt of talent – so much so that four clubs isn’t enough – while they manage to keep their best at home. And yet the SRU is five times more heavily in debt than the recent world number ones. Do the maths Dodson.

    With the English clubs crashing and burning – and blaming it on ‘foreigners’ – hopefully there will be less cherry-picking by them in future, although the French seem to hoover up everything in sight without damaging their domestic game. Darcy’s contract was particularly important after the departure of Blair Kinghorn, for with the wee man, VDM and Boffelli staying at Embra they still have a world-class back three. Long may it continue.

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