NEWS | Millar-Mills joins squad in South Africa

Scotish-qualified prop, Elliot Millar-Mills, has joined the club from Yorkshire Carnegie to provide cover at tight-head for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year-old brother of Scotland Women’s internationalist Bridget and England Women’s cap Harriet, Millar-Mills qualifies to play for Scotland through his mother Elspeth who is from Hamilton.

The 5ft 10in, 121kg prop flew out to South Africa with the Edinburgh squad as they prepare to take on the Cheetahs in their first Guinness PRO14 fixture in the Southern Hemisphere on Friday evening (kick-off 7.30pm local time / 5.30pm GMT, live on BBC ALBA).

On joining the capital club, he said: “I’m really excited to join at such a crucial time for the club - there are some really big games over the coming weeks. I’m learning a lot from Richard Cockerill, Roddy Grant and the other players, so for now I’m just soaking up as much as I can and working hard in training to try and earn a spot in this team.”

Cockerill added: “Elliot is a good young player and will provide cover in the front row for the rest of the season. I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets on in the months ahead.”