Hodgson pens new deal with boyhood club

Hodgson pens new deal with boyhood club

​Edinburgh Rugby have continued to bolster their squad for next season with the re-signing of up-and-coming lock, Jamie Hodgson.

Hodgson, 22, has been in impressive form this season, featuring in eight of 12 possible games across the Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup, after making the step up from the FOSROC Super6.

Originally a product of Livingston RFC, the second-row attended the capital city’s Stewart’s Melville College, where he captained the school’s first XV.

Hodgson represented Scotland U18 during his final year of school, before stepping up to U20 level, where earned age-grade honours in both the U20 Six Nations and World Rugby Championship in 2018.

Hodgson played his senior club rugby at Watsonians RFC while enrolled in the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy and penned his first pro deal with Edinburgh Rugby in partnership with the Myreside club in 2018/19, making his Edinburgh debut away to Zebre that same season.

Hodgson's progress continued this season as he made his Heineken Champions debut as the starting in lock in the club’s vital away win over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium last month.

He said: “I’m very happy to be re-signing. The club means a lot to me and I’m really excited for the future.

“I’ve really enjoyed the game time this year and that experience has given me a lot more confidence on the pitch.

“I want to continue having an impact on matches and I’m striving to get better and better and continue developing my game. As a team, we're constantly getting better.

“It’s a massive privilege to be able to play for the team you’ve grown up supporting, I love representing the city.

“I have lots of fond memories being a supporter and I’m looking forward to making even more now on the field.”

Edinburgh Rugby Head Coach, Richard Cockerill, added: “Jamie is a terrific example to younger players coming through the system or performing at FOSROC Super6 level.

“He works incredibly hard at his game and has shown levels of dedication that young players should aspire to.

“He’s a good Edinburgh man that takes pride in representing his hometown team and we’re delighted to see him re-sign.”

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