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Scotland prop Sutherland signs new Edinburgh contract

Scotland prop Rory Sutherland has signed a new two-year contract with Edinburgh.

The 24-year-old loosehead prop has agreed to stay with the Scottish club until May 2019.

Sutherland joined Edinburgh on an academy contract in 2014 and went on to make his Scotland debut as a substitute against Ireland in the final game of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations.

"I've enjoyed my two and a half years with Edinburgh and the club has done me well. Everything is moving forward and I'm really happy to be a part of the team for another two seasons," Sutherland said on the club's official website,

"There's a good feeling around the club just now and I feel that this is the right place for me to stay to take my rugby to the next level and try to continue being involved in the Scotland set-up."

Sutherland is currently recovering from a groin injury.

Edinburgh's acting head coach Duncan Hodge said: "Securing Rory for another two seasons is a huge boost for the squad.

"He's accomplished a lot in his first few years at the club - clocking up over 50 Edinburgh Rugby appearances and his hard work was rewarded earlier this year when he was capped by the national team."


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