Scottish qualified stand-off Charlie Savala joined the club in October 2020 after making the move from Australian Rugby League side Sydney Roosters.
Born in Sydney, Savala qualifies for Scotland through his Ayr-born father, while his grandmother still lived in Ayr until moving to Australia this year.
An avid sportsman, Savala played cricket, basketball and soccer in his youth, before focusing on rugby union, rugby league and AFL as he progressed through the age grades.
The stand-off attended the prestigious Scots College where, under the guidance of then coach Brian Smith, he focussed primarily on rugby union, ultimately earning selection for the Australia Schools Cup winning New South Wales side.
Savala joined Sydney Roosters on a two-year deal in 2018/19 where he was promoted to the top squad prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, with playing opportunities limited Savala took the opportunity to make the switch to the Scottish capital in October 2020.
Savala still has a number of strong family connections in Ayr and even turned out for the Millbrae club aged nine, when visiting family on holiday.
Savala made his Edinburgh Rugby debut against Cardiff Blues in March 2021, where he started at stand-off, kicking a single conversion and penalty in a 34-15 defeat at the Arms Park.
Date of birth: 21/04/2000
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia