Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Bishop boosts Edinburgh ranks

David Bishop

Edinburgh Rugby have announced the signing of David Bishop on a three-month contract.

The Wales Under-21 cap, who can play either of the centre positions and on the wing, will increase the number of back line options available to head coach Rob Moffat at a time when Alex Blair, John Houston and Andrew Turnbull are involved with the Scotland Sevens team at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Bishop completed a medical at Murrayfield on Monday afternoon and trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old spent three seasons with the Ospreys and one with the now-defunct Celtic Warriors.

He turned out for Sale Sharks last term before spending the early part of this campaign with Newport-Gwent Dragons.

The Treorchy-born player expressed his delight at joining the Scottish capital club.

He told www.edinburghrugby.org: "I'm really pleased to have been given this opportunity, and will be doing everything I can to make the most of it. The move has the potential to be a real win-win situation, with me getting the chance to show what I can do and Edinburgh getting a bit more strength in depth in the backs.

"I'm happy to play wherever I'm picked, and will be pushing hard in training to earn selection.

"I've played against Edinburgh a few times and I'm well aware of the talent that exists in the squad. I'm excited about the calibre of player I'll be working alongside and I really can't wait to get started."

Bishop, whose brother Andrew plays for the Ospreys and has won 11 caps for Wales, has been registered for Edinburgh's Heineken Cup campaign, which begins with a match in the player's native land against Cardiff Blues on Saturday.

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