Former Scotland U20 star David Cherry joined Edinburgh in the summer of 2018 and proved his worth immediately with a series of impressive performances from the bench in the early stages of the season.
The 31-year-old – who joined the club from French Fédérale 2 side Stade Niçois signed a one-year-deal to rejoin his hometown team. Cherry – who spent three seasons with English Championship side London Scottish before moving to the South of France – has represented Scotland 10 times at U20 level and started all five games at the 2011 Junior World Championship in Italy.
A product of Merchiston Castle School, Cherry played his senior rugby at Currie before making the move to English Championship side London Scottish in 2014.
The hooker soon cemented himself in the Championship outfit’s starting XV, but after three seasons at the Athletic Ground – in which he made 54 appearances, scoring 45 points in the process – Cherry joined Stade Niçois as part of Scottish Rugby’s performance pathway partnership.
Cherry was one of seven debutants named in the 2019 Six Nations training squad by Head Coach Gregor Townsend, while the hooker made his international debut in the famous away victory over England at Twickenham in February 2021.
The Merchiston-man made his 50th appearance for the club against Connacht in March 2022, marking the occasion in style by scoring a try as Edinburgh won 56-8 against the Irish province.
Player number: 1252
Date of birth: 03/01/1991
Edinburgh Debut: 22/09/2018
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland