Hart to depart at end of season

Edinburgh Rugby scrum half, Grayson Hart, has made the decision to leave the club at the end of the season in a move along the M8 to Glasgow Warriors.

The 26-year-old, born in New Zealand, joined the capital club in summer 2013 and made his debut against Ulster that November.

To date he has represented Edinburgh 24 times, scoring five tries, most recently in the Guinness PRO12 win over Ospreys in February.

He represented his country of birth at under-19 and under-20 levels alongside Scotland international Sean Maitland.

Hart, who qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother Nancy Harvey from Glasgow, made his own debut in the dark blue jersey last summer, against Canada, and has pulled on the internaitonal on three occasions now.

He said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the whole Edinburgh Rugby community. I’ve had an amazing two years and feel sad to leave the club but, at the same time, am excited for the new opportunity that lies ahead.

“I feel the decision I have made is the best for me to keep improving as a rugby player.

“I’ll always be thankful to Edinburgh Rugby for the opportunities I’ve been given to learn and grow as a person and a rugby player. I’ve made some lifelong friends at the club and the supporters have been amazing and welcoming since day one.

“The club is moving in a positive direction and I look forward to seeing that progress continue.

“My only focus right now is to do all I can to help Edinburgh to get the results we set out to achieve. I'm sure we’ll finish on a positive note.”

Everyone at Edinburgh thanks Grayson for his service to club over the last two seasons and wishes him the very best of luck for the future.