Angus Williams has signed a new one-year contract extension with Edinburgh.
The New Zealand-born tighthead prop, 29 – who qualifies for Scotland through his Edinburgh-born mother – signed his first professional deal last season and continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury.
Williams who had previously been on a partnership contract with FOSROC Super6 side Watsonians, told edinburghrugby.org: “I’m really excited to sign a new deal with the club. We’ve got a great group of players here who all love representing this city.
“It’s been awesome to pick up a bit more game time this year and I feel like I’m improving every week.
“The tightheads at the club all push each other on in training and you can only get better when going up against guys like Pierre Schoeman.
“It was obviously disappointing to pick up a knee injury in training last month but rehab is going great and I’m progressing well.
“I can’t wait to pull the jersey back on soon and help the team finish the season strong.”
Williams, who made his Edinburgh debut against Connacht in March 2021, has been a consistent performer in 2022-23, making eight appearances overall and head coach Mike Blair said: “We’re delighted to see Gus re-sign.
“He’s a really popular member of the squad because of his attitude and commitment. He turns up every day with a quiet and humble determination to get better and that has really shown in his performances this season.
“Gus loves playing for the club and he takes great pride in pulling on the Edinburgh jersey.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him back out there soon as he works back from injury.”