Edinburgh announce prop departures

Edinburgh announce prop departures

​Edinburgh Rugby have today announced the departures of prop duo Pietro Ceccarelli and Jack Stanley.

Italian International, Ceccarelli, 28, will leave the club at the end of the season to join French Top 14 side, CA Brive.

Meanwhile, Stanley – signed on a partnership deal with Super 6 team Watsonians – leaves the club with immediate effect to join English Premiership side, Gloucester.

Ceccarelli joined the club from Oyonnax in the summer of 2018 and immediately asserted himself as a solid tighthead option in the capital side’s front-row.

The Italian international has since made 24 appearances for the club, and featured as a replacement in Friday night’s 14-6 win over Cardiff Blues that saw Edinburgh remain at the summit of Conference B.

Stanley, 23, joined Edinburgh on trial at the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign having previously been enrolled in the Exeter Chiefs Academy.

The former England under-20 man saw game time at capital side Watsonians and extended his contract, in partnership with the Super 6 club, for a further year at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.

On the duo leaving the club, Head Coach Richard Cockerill, said: “We thank both players for all their hard work and commitment.

“We wish them all the best as they move on to their new clubs, be that now or at the end of the season.”

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