James Lang extends Edinburgh contract

Centre has signed on for two more years with the capital club

James Lang has agreed terms on a contract extension with Edinburgh. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
James Lang has agreed terms on a contract extension with Edinburgh. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

JAMES LANG has agreed terms with Edinburgh on a two-year contract extension, which will keep the 28-year-old utility back – who predominantly plays inside-centre – at the club until at least the summer of 2026.

Lang – who won the last of his six Scotland caps in November 2020  – has made 42 appearances for the capital outfit since moving north from Harlequins ahead of the 2021-22 season, scoring two tries.

“I’m really excited to be part of this group for another couple of seasons. I’ve loved my time here. Edinburgh as a city is amazing,” said the player.

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“We’ve not achieved what we wanted the last few seasons, but with this group of players and coaches I’m excited to see where we can go and hopefully win some silverware. That was a big reason for wanting to stay here.

“I love the environment we have here as a group and I want to continue to make some great memories with my mates on and off the field.”

Edinburgh Rugby Senior Coach Sean Everitt added: “James  has been one of our most consistent performers this season. He’s a quality operator in the 12 channel and provides a real mix of skill and go-forward. We’re delighted to see him re-sign.

“James has all the talent to be a top player in this championship and someone who can challenge for more caps at international level. He’s a resilient character who has shown that he can be versatile in our back-line, covering a variety of positions.

“It’s brilliant to see players like James re-sign with Edinburgh. I’m sure he had no shortage of offers, so to see him extend terms for another two years showcases his commitment to the club.”

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  1. Some mistake in this report surely? Usually it’s unspecified length of contract?

    Openness and transparency arriving in EH12?


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