Shiel signs one-year extension

Shiel signs one-year extension

Scrum-half Charlie Shiel has today extended terms with his hometown club, Edinburgh Rugby, with a new one-year deal.

Shiel, 26, who featured from the bench in Saturday’s BKT United Rugby Championship clash in Cape Town, has so far made six of his 61 club appearances this campaign, starting league fixtures against Leinster and Connacht.

He said: “I’m delighted to again extend terms with my hometown club. Edinburgh is home for me and I’m proud to pull on the jersey every time I’m called upon.

“We’ve got a brilliant group of players at this club, many of whom are my best mates, so coming to training every day and playing for a club which means so much to me is something I really enjoy.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Sean [Everitt] since he arrived last summer. He knows what he wants and expects high standards and I think the squad have fully bought into what he wants to achieve.

“It’s been great to get game time this season and I’m really enjoying the competition at nine with Ali [Price] and Ben [Vellacott], while some of the younger guys coming through are keeping us on our toes.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of Edinburgh Rugby and I’m really happy to be sticking around for another year at least.”

Shiel (#1262) graduated from the club’s academy in 2018 and has since made 61 appearances, hitting a half-century of matches in last season’s 150thanniversary 1872 Cup decider at Scottish Gas Murrayfield.

A third generation Edinburgh player, Shiel’s dad Graham Shiel (#985) [1990/2000], and grandfather, Dougie Morgan (#756) [1971], are both former club captains.

Charlie Shiel received his first call up to the senior Scotland squad in February 2021 where he was part of the training squad for the Six Nations Championship. He has also featured in three competitions for the Scotland Men’s 7s side.

Head Coach Sean Everitt added: “We’re really pleased to extend Charlie [Shiel] time with us for another season. He’s extremely coachable and a pleasure to work with, while his playmaking abilities can be a real spark for this team.

“Charlie is just someone who wants to improve his game every day and play as hard as he can for his hometown club – and it’s guys like that we want at Edinburgh Rugby.”

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