Edinburgh sign Scotland scrum-half Ali Price on loan

Ali Price has played 130 appearances for Glasgow Warriors
Ali Price has played 130 appearances for Glasgow Warriors

Edinburgh has announced the signing of Scotland and British & Irish Lions international Ali Price on a season-long deal.

The 30-year-old spent most of his professional rugby career with Glasgow Warriors in 2014 and has made 130 appearances between 2014 and 2023.

He made his Scotland debut in 2016 and has played 66 Tests including 46 starts and also played for British and Irish Lions in three games during the 2021 tour of South Africa.

Edinburgh senior coach Sean Everitt is delighted with Price joining the club on loan.

“Ali [Price] is a Test Lion and brings to the club a wealth of experience at the very top level of international rugby. We’re delighted to welcome him to Edinburgh and I’m sure he’ll be eager to get started straight away," he told the club's official website.

“We’re blessed to have a really strong group of nines at the club, who all have unique strengths and abilities. Scott [Steele] unfortunately continues to work his way back from a hip injury that has kept him side lined since October, which was also a factor in this move.

“Ali is a player with great vision and understanding of the game, and those qualities will only rub off on our scrum-halves.

“His arrival also breeds competition for places, which is only a good thing for us as we compete in both the BKT United Rugby Championship and EPCR Challenge Cup.

“Ali has been one of Glasgow Warriors’ most consistent performers in nearly a decade of rugby at Scotstoun – we appreciate their help in getting this move over the line.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming him to the club where he’ll get the opportunity to compete for a place from the get-go.”