Sutherland extends capital commitment

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Scotland international prop, Rory Sutherland, has today put pen to paper on a new one-year deal, keeping him in the capital until at least 2020.

Sutherland, 24, joined Edinburgh in 2014 and has since gone on to make 71 appearances for the capital club, with one of his two tries coming in the bonus-point win over Southern Kings at BT Murrayfield earlier this month.

Capped three times for Scotland, the loosehead prop has been a consistent performer in Edinburgh’s front-row since making his debut against Munster in September 2014.

On committing his future to the club for a further year, Sutherland, said: “This is now my fifth season at the club and I have really enjoyed my time here so far.

“We have improved massively over the past two years and I’m extremely excited to see what is around the corner for this club. I’m really happy to be committing my future for a further year.”

Head Coach Richard Cockerill, added: “Rory is a tough and combative prop, who has shown that he can perform at international level.

“We’re really happy that Rory has extended his stay for a further year and I’ve got no doubt that he’ll continue to work hard to bring success to this club.”

A product of Hawick RFC, Sutherland came through the ranks of his hometown team before representing the Borders and Scotland at under-17 and under-18 levels in the back-row.

After turning out for Borders outfit Gala RFC in 2013, the dynamic loosehead earned selection for the Scotland Club XV, before joining the Foscroc Scottish Rugby Academy on a full-time basis the following season.

Sutherland signed his first professional deal with Edinburgh at the start of the 2014/15 season and grabbed his first try for the club in the 25-15 European Challenge Cup win over London Welsh in December 2014.

He made his Scotland debut as replacement against Ireland in the 2016 Six Nations, making him Scotland’s 1075th Test international. Two further caps followed on the 2016 Summer Tour, which included his first start – against Japan in Tokyo.

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