Jamie Hodgson signs on for two more years with Edinburgh

26-year-old, who was capped five times by Scotland during 2021-22 season, re-commits to hometown pro team

Jamie Hodgson has agreed terms with Edinburgh on a two-year contract extension. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Jamie Hodgson has agreed terms with Edinburgh on a two-year contract extension. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

SECOND-ROW Jamie Hodgson has agreed terms on a two-year contract extension which will keep him with Edinburgh until at least the summer of 2026.

The 26-year-old, who was capped five times by Scotland during the 2021-22 season, said:  “I’m thrilled to extend terms with my hometown team. I love the direction we’re moving in as club and it’s a real honour to represent the city and our fans every time I run out at Hive Stadium.

“Edinburgh is my home, and Edinburgh Rugby is my club. The passion of the supporters here is amazing, and it gives you that extra push on the pitch every week.

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“I’m determined to repay their faith and wear this jersey with pride for the next two years. We’ve got a talented squad and a quality coaching team, and I truly believe we can achieve something special together.

“With three crucial games coming up, the support of the Edinburgh fans will be massive as we push for the play-offs. Hopefully I can play my part in what could be a really exciting end to the season.”

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt added: “Jamie is an important player for us, so naturally we’re delighted to see him agree to a new deal.

“He is someone that takes a huge amount of pride in representing his hometown team and you can see that every time he takes to the field.

“Wearing the castle on his chest means a lot to Jamie and we’ve seen that in his performances so far this campaign, where he’s been one of our most committed players.

“He’s worked really hard to come back from injury and will be a big player for us in the years to come.”

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  1. To talk of Hodgson as a Scotland mainstay is pure fantasy, not having added to his caps tally over the past two years. When you look at the ever-improving Scott Cummings at Glasgow, young Cammy Henderson at Leicester, the dynamic Alex Craig at Scarlets – there for now but I’d like to see him move back north – and hopefully the re-emergence of Jonny Gray, I would put Jamie H some way down the list. The one one to look out for is Max Williamson, who will doubtless get his chance on tour. Second row does not look like a problem area for the future – even with Gray Senior and Gilchrist now far off retirement – but sadly we still seem unable to breed a colony of tight heads for love nor money and will have to look south yet again.

    • Agree that we don’t seem to be short of potential locks, especially when you consider Glen Young has been capped more recently than Hodgson. Haven’t heard much about Craig other than he transferred to Scarlets – anyone know how well he’s playing as he looked quite useful in the few caps he has got.

      • Craig has been picking up plaudits and is certainly one of the few standout players in a very poor Scarlets side. He looked great three years ago in that victory against the French in Paris, but fell out of favour at Gloucester and moved. Noe aged 26, he looks hungry again and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pitching up at Edinburgh to replace Gilchrist when he’s out out to grass. Coming home would put him squarely in the shop window, where he will fight Young and Skinner for the two lock spots. He is an aggressive and abrasive player – something the Scotland pack have lacked of late. A scrapping mongrel, I like him a lot.

  2. Jamie H is a good player, should get gametime in the summer.

    Be very interesting to see if he “steps up” and becomes a Edinburgh/Scotland mainstay


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