Edinburgh announce contract extension for prop Angus Williams

29-year-old New Zealander is Scottish-qualified through his mother

Angus Williams has agreed terms for as contract extension with Edinburgh. Image: ©Craig Watson
Angus Williams has agreed terms for as contract extension with Edinburgh. Image: ©Craig Watson

EDINBURGH have agreed terms with tight-head prop Angus Williams on a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2024.

The 29-year-old New Zealander – who qualifies for Scotland through his Edinburgh-born mother – joined the club on a full-time deal ahead of the start of last season, having previously been on partnership contract with the Watsonians Super6 team.

“I’m really excited to sign a new deal with the club. We’ve got a great group of players here who all love representing this city,” said Williams, who has made 20 appearances for the capital outfit but is currently out of action  a knee injury.

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“It’s been awesome to pick up a bit more game time this year and I feel like I’m improving every week. The tightheads at the club all push each other on in training and you can only get better when going up against guys like Pierre Schoeman.

“It was obviously disappointing to pick up a knee injury in training last month but rehab is going great and I’m progressing well. I can’t wait to pull the jersey back on soon and help the team finish the season strong.”

Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair added: “We’re delighted to see Gus re-sign. He’s a really popular member of the squad because of his attitude and commitment. He turns up every day with a quiet and humble determination to get better and that has really shown in his performances this season.

“Gus loves playing for the club and he takes great pride in pulling on the Edinburgh jersey. We’re looking forward to seeing him back out there soon as he works back from injury.”

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