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Highly-rated Darcy Graham signs Edinburgh deal

Edinburgh have signed Scotland Under-20 winger Darcy Graham on a two-year contract.

The 19-year-old BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy graduate - who is a regular in the BT Premiership with hometown club Hawick - will join the Guinness PRO12 outfit ahead of next season.

Graham, who scored a memorable try in a victory over Australia at last year's World Rugby Under-20 Championship, said: "I know a few of the boys from playing with them at under-20 level and that helped in making my decision. They speak highly of the club and it seems like there's a good buzz around the current group.

"Coming up through the academy really helped me develop as a player, both mentally and physically.

"I'm fully aware the professional environment will be a big step-up, but I'm excited to get involved and challenge myself to keep learning from the coaches and players around me."

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge added: "Darcy is one of the most exciting prospects in Scottish rugby and we're delighted to have him join the club.

"He's an extremely talented rugby player and a natural athlete. With the commitment and competitive drive he possesses, we're sure he'll thrive in a fully-professional environment."

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