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Magnus Bradbury commits to Edinburgh

Edinburgh have secured Scotland back-row forward Magnus Bradbury on a three-year contract extension.

The 21-year-old has committed himself to Edinburgh until the summer of 2020, weeks after making his international debut in Scotland's victory over Argentina.

Bradbury has scored five tries in 22 appearances for his club and is looking for many more.

"It's great to know I'll be part of this team for another three years, as I'm excited - along with the rest of the boys - about where we can take the club," he said.

"I love Edinburgh and there's a great group of people at the club, and that is a huge reason for me to stay.

"It's also great to have the opportunity to continue playing my rugby in Scotland as I look to build on my cap. Now, for me, it's about getting as many as I possibly can."

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge added: "Magnus has worked very hard to get to this point, and his training ethic and determination to continue improving shines through every single day.

"He drives standards and is a great example to the other young players in the squad. Securing an asset such as Magnus is a real statement of intent going forward."

Bradbury has been handed the blindside flanker spot for the Boxing Day clash with Glasgow as one of four changes to the team. Centre Phil Burleigh returns from suspension, while Duncan Weir will face his former club and captain Grant Gilchrist returns.


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