Duncan Hodge and Calum MacRae extend Edinburgh contracts

Capital club's four man coaching panel, which also incudes Richard Cockerill and Steve lawrie, are now all signed up until the summer of 2021

Duncan Hodge with Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. Image: ©Fotosport/David Gibson

EDINBURGH assistant coaches Duncan Hodge (attack) and Calum MacRae have extended their contracts with the club for a further two seasons, meaning that the current coaching team, which also includes (head/forwards coach) and recently appointed Stevie Lawrie (assistant forwards), are all committed to the capital outfit until at least the summer of 2021.

“I’m delighted to have extended my stay at Edinburgh. It’s obviously a club that means a huge amount to me and I’m really excited to be on board for the next two years,” said former Edinburgh and Scotland stand-off Hodge. “The club is in a strong position, both on and off the field, and we’ve made great strides over the course of the last two seasons. However, there is still a lot of hard work and improvements to be made.

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MacRae echoed that sentiment. “The team has made progress over the past two seasons and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of that with the players and coaches,” said the former Border Reivers utility back, who had a successful spell as Scotland 7s coach before joining the capital outfit in 2017. “I believe there is more to come from this group and I’m excited for what lies ahead for the team.”

Cockerill, added: “First and foremost, Hodgey and Kitty are good men and I’m really happy that they’ve both committed to the club for a further two seasons.

“As a coach, Hodgey has played an integral role in developing our attack, while he continues to work closely with our younger players – and that is paying dividends.

“Kitty’s attention to detail in defence is second to none and he’ll look to progress that structure as we approach the new campaign.

“We’ve got a really good coaching team in place at the club and I’m looking forward to seeing that develop further over the course of the next two seasons.”

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