Murray McCallum returns for second stint with Edinburgh

Tight-head has agreed a short-term deal until the end of the season

Murray McCallum has re-joined Edinburgh on a short-term deal until the end of the season. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Murray McCallum has re-joined Edinburgh on a short-term deal until the end of the season. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH have re-signed tight-head prop Murray McCallum on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The 26-year-old, who was capped three times by Scotland in 2018, arrived back in the Scottish capital after being on  a 10-day trial at Pro D2 side Montauban. He made 63 appearances during a five-year spell at his hometown club between 2016-2021, thereafter having short stints with Glasgow Warriors and Worcester Warriors.

McCallum will provide cover in the Edinburgh front-row, with tighthead prop Angus Williams expected to miss a number of weeks through injury.

“I can’t wait to get started with the boys,” he said. “There’s still a lot of work to do this season and big games to play in and I’m looking forward to helping the team in every way I can.


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“There are still a lot of people at the club from when I left in 2021, players and staff. So it’s going be great to see some familiar faces, as well as get to know the new ones.

“I want to play at the highest level possible and be competitive and Edinburgh are eating at the top table just now. It’s a great time to join.”

McCallum started his rugby journey with Dunfermline, then played at Strathallan School and Heriot’s RFC before making his professional debut for Edinburgh Rugby against Treviso in October 2016.

Head coach Mike Blair added: “It’s brilliant we’re able to welcome Murray back to Edinburgh, a club that he knows so well having come through the academy system to make over 50 appearances.

“With Angus [Williams] expected to miss a number of weeks through injury, Murray will bring added cover to the front-row, and we expect him to hit the ground running as he links up with the squad later this week.”


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2 Comments

  1. Let’s hope he’s given a square go this time…. tremendous scrummager on both sides and never let Edinburgh or Scotland down. He’s in the past been a victim of the SRU obsession with having flankers shoe horned into front row meaning we struggle at set pieces. McCallum is a real asset if we wake up to ourselves.

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  2. about ******* time.

    I see Edinburgh have the clueless Bok starting at TH against Castres this weekend. Need to sign up McCallum for next season. ASAP

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