Edinburgh co-captain Grant Gilchrist signs new deal until June 2025

Grant Gilchrist has played 194 games for Edinburgh
Grant Gilchrist has played 194 games for Edinburgh

Edinburgh have confirmed that Scotland international Grant Gilchrist has signed a new contract with the club at least until the end of June 2025.

Schooled at Lornshill Academy, Gilchrist joined Edinburgh as an Elite Development player and made his first senior appearance with the club against Cardiff Blues in September 2011. Ahead of the 2023/24 season, he was named the co-captain alongside Ben Vellacott and has racked up 194 appearances for the club.

“I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my contract. I’ve made no secret of my love for my boyhood club and the city I call home," said Gilchrist to the club's official website.

“My two young boys are now Edinburgh supporters and love coming to the games and chanting ‘Ed-in-burgh’, so my connection to the club only gets deeper and deeper.

“I’m desperate to help bring success for our fans and believe we have the squad, coaches and staff to make that happen.”

Recently the 33-year-old was part of Scotland squad which was his third Rugby World Cup this past summer in France where he featured in three group stage clashes with South Africa, Romania and Ireland.

“Simply put, Grant [Gilchrist] loves playing for Edinburgh and that’s been hugely apparent since I joined the club in the summer. He’s a true one-club man that takes a huge amount of pride in representing this team and putting his body on the line for his teammates," said Edinburgh Rugby Senior Coach Sean Everitt.

“When Grant speaks, players sit up and listen because of his experience and knowledge of the game. What people perhaps don’t see is the amount of work he puts in away from the training paddock, his analysis and study of both his own game and opponents is second to none.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Grant so far in my time at the club – I’m delighted to see him agree terms on a new deal.”