Viliame Mata

The Olympic Gold winning Fiji 7s back-row joined the club on an initial two-year deal in September 2016 following an impressive Sevens career. The playmaker excelled at the Rio 2016 Games, where he scored a try in his side’s 43-7 victory over Team GB in the final. After switching codes from rugby league, Mata has […]

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WP Nel

As a stand-out for Western Province in the 2008 Vodacom Cup, Nel was loaned to Boland Kaveliers to compete in the Currie Cup, where he was spotted, and snapped up, by the Free State Cheetahs. Nel stayed a Cheetah for four years from his Super Rugby debut against the Waratah’s at the tail end of […]

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Jamie Ritchie

The former Scotland U20 captain came off the bench to make his senior team debut in Dublin against Leinster in October 2014 and has never looked back. A destructive ball carrier who’s sharpness in and around the breakdown make him a constant defensive threat, Ritchie’s game continues to develop with a plethora of back-row stars […]

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Pierre Schoeman

Nicknamed ‘The Greatest Schoeman’, former South African U20 prop Schoeman joined the club in in the summer of 2018. The loosehead penned a three-year-deal and joined the club from Super Rugby side Bulls. A product of Pretoria’s Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Schoeman represented South African Schools at early age before joining the Blue Bulls in 2010. […]

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Hamish Watson

Watson moved north from the Leicester Tigers Academy for a centrally held Scotland 7s contract in the summer of 2011 before being approached to join the club’s elite development programme following a string of impressive showings in the back-row. Watson made his first appearance for the club against Cardiff Blues in 2011, but it wasn’t […]

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Marshall Sykes

Born in Woodbridge, England and educated at Ipswich’s St Joseph’s College, Sykes qualifies for Scotland through his Dundee-born Grandmother. The back-row/ lock hybrid forward represented Scotland at U18 level before making his Scotland U20 debut during the 2018 U20 Six Nations. After a successful 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship campaign, Sykes was aligned to Glasgow […]

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Ben Muncaster

Born in North Bewick, Muncaster earned a scholarship to Rugby School at an early age where he impressed enough to be picked up by Tigers. He has represented Scotland at both under-18 and under-19 levels. Muncaster made his Edinburgh Rugby debut in the home Rainbow Cup victory over Zebre in April 2021.

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Patrick Harrison

The hooker made his senior debut at Peebles having just turned 17 before making the move north to join the Academy set-up in the Scottish capital. Harrison made his Edinburgh Rugby debut against Dragons at the Principality Stadium in March 2020 at the age of 18, earning Edinburgh Rugby cap #1293. In doing so, Harrison […]

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Connor Boyle

The back-row then made his Edinburgh Rugby debut from the bench in the home match-up with Connacht in October 2020. Named as Scotland U20 captain for the 2019 Six Nations campaign, back-row Connor Boyle has impressed at every age-grade represented – including under-16, under-18 and under-20 levels. A former pupil at Stewart’s Melville, Boyle currently […]

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Boan Venter

Standing at 6ft 2in and weighing 124kg, the abrasive prop is a physical specimen who showcased serious ability in the loose while at Free State Stadium. Hailing from South Africa’s Northern Cape, the loosehead prop has underscored his physical presence at scrum time from a young age, captaining the Griquas in South Africa’s Craven Week […]

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