Henry and Campbell step up to senior squad

Henry and Campbell step up to senior squad

Jake Henry (wing) and Jamie Campbell (lock) will both step up to Edinburgh Rugby’s senior squad in 2023/24.

Henry, 22 – who is currently recovering from a knee injury sustained in training last season – has yet to make his first senior appearance for the club, however the winger impressed while featuring for FOSROC Super Series side Heriot’s Rugby.

A former MacPhail Scholarship recipient and Ross Sutherland & Highland RFC winger, Henry entered the spotlight last summer when he was selected to play for Scotland 7s at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where he scored a try against Tonga and a hat-trick against Malaysia.

On stepping up to the senior squad, Henry said: “I’m really chuffed to be stepping up into the senior squad.

“I can’t wait to kick on and make the most of the season I have left when back to full fitness.”

Campbell, 22, joined the Edinburgh Rugby academy ahead of the 2021/22 season.

A product of the Kelvinside Academy (where Richie Gray, Scott Cummings and Andrew Davidson started their careers), the lock played his senior rugby at Biggar RFC.

Campbell has been capped for Scotland U20 while also featuring for FOSROC Super Series side Southern Knights.

The lock made his professional debut for Edinburgh against Connacht in March 2022. In the process, he became the club’s 1313th player.

Campbell said: “Im really excited to be taking the next steps in my career at Edinburgh Rugby.

“I’m really looking forward to pushing myself this season and making the most of this brilliant opportunity.”

Edinburgh Rugby Academy Coach, Rob Chrystie, added: “Jake [Henry] and Jamie [Campbell] have both worked really hard to earn this opportunity. They deserve the chance to step up to the senior squad, where they’ll be hoping to push the guys ahead of them and make an impact in 2023/24.

“Jake is making steady progress from a knee injury sustained in training last year and we’re happy with how he is advancing through the early stages of pre-season. Jamie continues to show a real grit and determination in training, and he is improving all the time plying his trade in a pro-environment.

“We’re delighted to see both guys progress into the senior ranks. It showcases the strengths of the pro academy pathway we’ve developed and are continually trying to develop here at Edinburgh Rugby.”

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