MARK BENNETT has agreed a contract extension which will keep him with Edinburgh for an unspecified period of time. The 24-times capped centre, who was an Olympic Silver medallist for the Team GB 7s team in 2016, joined the capital outfit from Glasgow Warriors in 2017, and the 29-year-old has hit some of the best form of his career playing under Mike Blair this season.
“I’m really happy to be staying at Edinburgh Rugby. It’s a great place to be, we are playing some brilliant flowing rugby and building a great home at DAM Health Stadium. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” he said.
Head coach Mike Blair added: “I’ve absolutely loved working with Mark [Bennett] this season. He’s really come into his own as a leader and we’ve been really impressed with the way he’s carried himself around our younger players too.
“We all know Mark is a threat with ball in hand and that’s been more evident than ever this season. His work rate around the park is exceptional and he’s playing with a smile on his face too which is really important.
“We have a lot of young Scottish players developing into the team, so having smart, experienced guys like Mark is absolutely vital to the way we play. He’s going to have a massive role to play in both the 1872 Cup decider [on Saturday] and URC play-offs.”