DARCY GRAHAM has put pen to paper on a contract extension which will keep him at Edinburgh for “several more years”. The exact length of the deal has not been divulged but it is understood to be for three seasons.
The 23-year-old winger became the latest product of Hawick rugby to reach the senior international stage when he made his debut against Wales in November 2018, having previously excelled in the national Under-20s side over two season.
He has racked up 17 tries in 39 appearances for Edinburgh and scored nine times in 19 caps for his country, having also shone on the abbreviated stage for Scotland 7s on the World Series and Commonwealth Games.
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“I’m delighted to extend my time with Edinburgh. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” said Graham.
“I’m living the dream, playing the sport I love for club and country. Hopefully I can continue to improve my game and really kick on.
“So much of what I’ve enjoyed has come in my time at Edinburgh and really think this is the right place for me to continue to work hard, get better and challenge for silverware with a good group of boys.
“The fact that we’ll be doing that in a new stadium we’ll soon be calling ‘home’ makes this a really exciting time.”
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill was understandably delighted to have agreed terms with a player of Graham’s attacking ability.
“Darcy is a player of undeniable quality and finishing ability,” he said. “He’s a textbook example for all the young Scottish kids out there of how the game remains one for all shapes and sizes and that, through hard work, you can make to the top of your game.
“He joined our academy from Hawick, which we all know is a town and club famous for producing quality rugby players and has developed – and continues to develop – his game really nicely.
“His speed, footwork and skillset make him nightmare to defend against so it’s great he’ll be with us for the foreseeable future.”
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Absolutely brilliant player – and a vital asset for Edinburgh to retain after Duhan followed the money south at his earliest opportunity. Darcy could have done likewise I’m quite sure, but good on him for staying. The club however remain a mystery to me – brimming with talent in the scrum and out wide in the likes of Bennett, Kinghorn and Graham. But what on Earth are they doing to plug that embarrassingly obvious hole at half back? Vellacott failed at Gloucester, while there isn’t a decent stand off in sight. Wake up Ccckers.
Very good news.
This contract secrecy is getting rather tedious though.
You couldn’t let a lad like Darcy go. Huge fan of his attitude, strength and how he uses his skills to combat his lack of size in comparison to others he comes up against.
Needs more starting berths in the international side too.
Great news for club and country. A role model for those aspiring to greater things.