Former Scotland U20 star David Cherry joined Edinburgh in the summer of 2018 and proved his worth immediately with a series of impressive performances from the bench in the early stages of the season.

The 27-year-old – who joined the club from French Fédérale 2 side Stade Niçois signed a one-year-deal to rejoin his hometown team. Cherry – who spent three seasons with English Championship side London Scottish before moving to the South of France – has represented Scotland 10 times at U20 level and started all five games at the 2011 Junior World Championship in Italy.

A product of Merchiston Castle School, Cherry played his senior rugby at Currie before making the move to English Championship side London Scottish in 2014. The hooker soon cemented himself in the Championship outfit’s starting XV, but after three seasons at the Athletic Ground - in which he made 54 appearances, scoring 45 points in the process - Cherry joined Stade Niçois as part of Scottish Rugby’s performance pathway partnership.

Cherry was one of seven debutants named in the 2019 Six Nations training squad by Head Coach Gregor Townsend.

Date of birth: 03 January 1991

Height: 6'

Edinburgh Debut: 22 September 2018 (Leinster)

Place of birth: Edinburgh

Weight: 102.5kg

International career

Scotland U20 - 10 Caps

Stats

16

Appearances

Other players

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