NEWS | Cockerill confirms further summer departures

Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill has today confirmed a further 10 players will leave the club at the end of the season.

Among those confirmed today is hooker Neil Cochrane who will retire from the game to pursue a career in commercial building surveying once he hangs up his boots.

The former Scotland age grade internationalist, who joined the club from London Wasps in 2014, has gone on to make 72 appearances for the club.

Looking forward to the new challenge, Cochrane said: “I’m very privileged to have played the sport I love for the past 13 years and it’s been brilliant to have finished my career at my hometown club, Edinburgh.

I’ve made some great memories and even more importantly met some great friends along the way.

“I firmly believe the club can be successful this season and I look forward to watching that success grow once I hang up my boots.

“I obtained a building surveying degree whilst playing - something I felt passionate about - and I’m delighted to have secured a full-time job with a local Edinburgh commercial building surveying firm.

“To my family, I’ll be eternally grateful for your support and I could not have done it without you.” 

The club wishes all players leaving in the summer, and those who have moved on already this season, the very best moving forward and thanks them for their effort and commitment throughout their Edinburgh careers.

Head Coach Richard Cockerill, said: “I’d like to thank all the players for their commitment to this club during the time I’ve known them.

“They’re all good men and continue to work hard for Edinburgh as we reach a pivotal part of the Guinness PRO14 season. I wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavours.”

Departing Players: Kevin Bryce, Glenn Bryce, Neil Cochrane, Robbie Fruean, John Hardie, Elliot Millar-Mills, Matt Shields, Cornell du Preez, Jason Harries, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Jordan Lay, Duncan Weir, Jason Tovey, Tom Galbraith, Phil Burleigh, Junior Rasolea