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Fowles joins Edinburgh

Edinburgh have re-signed scrum-half Nathan Fowles and lock Alex Toolis for next season.

Fowles has agreed to join the club after coming north on a loan spell from Sale in February, while Toolis has extended his contract until May 2016.

Fowles helped Edinburgh reach the European Challenge Cup final with victory over Dragons on Friday night and he is looking forward to more success ahead of the final against Gloucester.

The 22-year-old Rochdale-born player, who qualifies to play for Scotland through his grandfather, said: "I've really enjoyed my time here so far, they're a good bunch of lads, great backroom staff and Edinburgh's an ambitious club. We've seen that in the last few weeks, going from the quarter-final through to a first European final for the club, which is massive and I'm excited to be part of it.

"Obviously the cup semi-final was great and I felt really privileged to be part of it. A lot of lads have worked really hard to get us to that point and it would be great to be involved in the final, which is going to be a massive occasion."

Toolis, who is 23, has had loan spells with London Irish and Glasgow and said: "Now I'm back in Edinburgh, training hard and looking forward to taking this opportunity with both hands."

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