Kinghorn targets trophy success after signing new Edinburgh contract

The 24-year-old has an improved deal at the capital club.

Kinghorn targets trophy success after signing new Edinburgh contract SNS Group

Scotland international Blair Kinghorn has signed a new contract with Edinburgh Rugby and says he believes he can win a trophy with the club as they continue to progress.

The Edinburgh native joined the club in 2015 and has gone on to play for them more than 100 times, as well as picking up 28 Scotland caps after making the breakthrough to the international side.

Kinghorn has played his part in a strong season for Edinburgh, with the team sitting second in the United Rugby Championship table, and he feels he has committed to a club that’s going places.

“I’m over the moon to be extending my time at Edinburgh,” he said. “A lot of hard work has gone into this club and I think this season it’s really starting to show.

“This team can achieve a lot this year. We’ve shown our potential in the URC and even more so in our Challenge Cup win against Saracens. If we play to our potential, we’re definitely capable of getting some trophies which is what everyone wants.

“I’ve loved every bit of this season so far. Playing at the DAM Health has been amazing and running out to a packed-out crowd at home is something else. I really feel like it can become a fortress for us moving forward.”

Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to retain a player of Blair’s calibre at the club. He’s a local guy and a club centurion to boot, so it’s brilliant he will be staying with us for the foreseeable future.

“Blair is an extremely versatile player, who brings added quality with his unique skillset, while I have been really impressed with his form in a relatively new position at 10 at senior level. Blair has all the tools to be an exciting stand-off and I’m looking forward to seeing him continue to develop in that position.

“He will be a really key player for us moving forward and it’s great to see him really enjoying his rugby at the moment. Like us, I’m sure our supporters will be delighted to see him continue to represent the club for the seasons to come.”

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