Darcy Graham signs new long-term deal with Edinburgh

Darcy Graham has scored 34 tries in 61 games for Edinburgh
Darcy Graham has scored 34 tries in 61 games for Edinburgh
©Steve Haag

Edinburgh have announced that Scotland international Darcy Graham has signed a long-term deal wit the province.

The 26-year-old has refused offers from France to pen a three-year contract with the Scottish capital.

Graham, a Scottish Rugby Academy stage 2 player, made his senior debut with Edinburgh in 2017 and has scored 34 tries in 61 games. He also has played 39 Tests for Scotland scoring 24 tries.

He is also second highest try scorer for Scotland - three behind Stuart Hogg, who has 27 international tries.

“I’m hugely excited. It’s been my boyhood dream to play for Edinburgh. I grew up an hour down the road, joined straight from U20s and I’ve been here a good while now – I’m delighted to be staying for another three years," he told the club's official website.

“I did have other offers, but this is home, and after speaking with Sean [Everitt] he really sold me on his plans for the club. That got me excited and I’m keen to be part of what we’re building here in Edinburgh.

“I think Sean and I are pretty similar. He knows what he wants. I know what I want. He keeps it nice and simple, just go out and play rugby and that’s exactly what I’m all about. We sometimes make rugby too confusing. I feel like I can play the type of game that I enjoy under Sean.”

Edinburgh Senior Coach Sean Everitt is pleased with Graham remaining with the club through until the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

“Make no bones about it, Darcy [Graham] is box office. He’s a world class talent who can change a game at the drop of a hat. We’ve seen that for both Edinburgh and Scotland through the years – it’s brilliant that we’ve managed to re-sign him on a new long-term deal.

“Darcy is a guy who just loves to play the game of rugby and I think that being here in Edinburgh, surrounded by his teammates, friends and family, suits him to a tee.

“This is his boyhood club where he has made his name and the Edinburgh supporters absolutely love him – you only have to hear their reaction every time he scores at home.

“It’s hugely exciting for both club and country that Darcy has decided his future remains in Edinburgh, and I’m sure our fans will be celebrating this news on Christmas day.”