Experienced hooker Tom Cruse joined Edinburgh on a short-term deal in November 2022.
Having come through Sale Sharks’ academy – where he made his professional debut in 2012 – Cruse made his breakthrough at Rotherham Titans where he scored 11 tries in 44 appearances.
His Championship form quickly earned him a move to the English Premiership, with London Irish in 2015/16.
Cruse then made the move to Wasps a season later, where he developed into one of the most consistent and mobile hookers in England’s top flight, scoring 21 tries in 114 appearances for the six-times English Champions.
He also featured for Barbarians FC in 2022, as the invitational side took on Bath Rugby at The Rec, claiming a last-minute 30-31 win.
Date of birth: 30/03/1989
Place of birth: Stockport