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Visser commits to Edinburgh

Dutch winger Tim Visser has agreed a two-year contract extension to remain with Edinburgh until May 2013.

The 23-year-old, who moved to Murrayfield from Newcastle in June 2009 and is the only professional rugby player from Holland, was the leading try-scorer in the Magners League last season. He also won the Magners League Young Player of the Season award.

"My first thought when it came to deciding my future was always to stay at Edinburgh," said Visser. "I'm thrilled that I've got everything sorted out nice and early so that I can focus on helping the team enjoy a successful second half to the season, starting with the Heineken Cup match against Cardiff (on Saturday)."

Visser will be eligible to play for Scotland once he has completed 36 months of continuous residence in the country.

He added: "The Scotland aspect obviously is one more reason for committing myself to Edinburgh, but the main motivation was staying in a place and a team where I know I will improve.

"When I've completed the residency period, I'd love to be considered, but my overriding focus is doing well with Edinburgh and helping the team achieve."


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