Graham commits to Edinburgh Rugby
Scotland star Darcy Graham has extended his contract with Edinburgh Rugby, keeping the flight-footed Borderer in the capital for several years to come.
Graham, now 23, rose to prominence during the 2018/19 season as he showcased his attacking abilities on both the domestic and international stage, finishing that season with seven tries, while his brace of scores against England in the Calcutta Cup retaining 38-38 draw at Twickenham put the winger on the international map.
An astute and attack-minded player, Graham has racked up 17 tries in 39 appearances for the club and scored nine times in 19 caps for his country, having also shone on the abbreviated stage for Scotland 7s on the World Series and Commonwealth Games.
He said: “I’m delighted to extend my time with Edinburgh. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
“I’m living the dream, playing the sport I love for club and country. Hopefully I can continue to improve my game and really kick on.
“So much of what I’ve enjoyed has come in my time at Edinburgh and really think this is the right place for me to continue to work hard, get better and challenge for silverware with a good group of boys." Darcy Graham
“The fact that we’ll be doing that in a new stadium we’ll soon be calling ‘home’ makes this a really exciting time.”
Among the Hawick man’s most memorable Edinburgh scores came in the back-to-back Heineken Champions Cup wins over RC Toulon and Montpellier, which helped the club secure passage to the last eight of the competition.
He’s a player who consistently performs and punches well above his weight, something which Head Coach Richard Cockerill admires greatly.
“Darcy is a player of undeniable quality and finishing ability,” he said.
“He’s a textbook example for all the young Scottish kids out there of how the game remains one for all shapes and sizes and that, through hard work, you can make to the top of your game.
“He joined our academy from Hawick, which we all know is a town and club famous for producing quality rugby players and has developed – and continues to develop – his game really nicely.
“His speed, footwork and skillset make him nightmare to defend against so it’s great he’ll be with us for the foreseeable future.”