Edinburgh sign hooker Tom Cruse on a short-term deal

33-year-old will provide depth in the front-row while Dave Cherry and Adam McBurney are injured

Tom Cruse has joined Edinburgh on a short-term deal. Image courtesy Edinburgh press release.
Tom Cruse has joined Edinburgh on a short-term deal. Image courtesy Edinburgh press release.

EDINBURGH have signed veteran hooker Tom Cruse on a short-term deal. The 33-year-old joins the club with immediate effect, having left Wasps after the English Premiership side entered administration last month.

The former Sale Sharks and London Irish front-row has been brought in to add depth to the squad, with both Adam McBurney and Dave Cherry expected to miss time through injury.

“Edinburgh is an amazing club with great coaching staff and an exciting squad of players,” said Cruse. “The chance to come up and experience a different competition is one I’m looking forward to, along with living in an incredible city. It’s a privilege to be given this opportunity and one I cannot wait to get stuck into.”


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Having come through Sale Sharks’ academy – where he made his professional debut in 2012 – Cruse made his breakthrough at Rotherham Titans where he scored 11 tries in 44 appearances, before being recruited by London Irish ahead of the 2014-16 season. Cruse then made the move to Wasps a season later and played 114 games for that club.

“We’re delighted to bring in Tom on a short-term deal – he’s an experienced player whose played consistently at a high level for a long time,” said Edinburg head coach Mike Blair.

“With Adam and Dave both side-lined for a short period, the addition of Tom is vital as we return to action and compete in both the United Rugby Championship and Champions Cup.”


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