Italy prop Pietro Ceccarelli to join Edinburgh next season

Richard Cockerill has managed to acquire the services of Pietro Ceccarelli
Richard Cockerill has managed to acquire the services of Pietro Ceccarelli
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Italy international Pietro Ceccarelli is set to feature for Edinburgh in the upcoming season after signing a one-year deal with the Pro14 club.

The 26-year-old's professional rugby career started with Rome-based Lazio Rugby in 2010 and has been part of La Rochelle, AS Macon and Zebre. He is currently featuring in Top 14 where he represents Oyonnax.

Having already featured for Zebre in Pro 12, Ceccarelli is looking forward to his new opportunity with Edinburgh.

"I’m extremely happy and honoured to join Edinburgh next season. I’m really excited for this new experience. The PRO14 is a competition that I know well, but this new challenge in a different country, with a different rugby culture, will only make me a better rugby player.

"I’m looking forward to giving my all for Edinburgh."

Ceccarelli's debut for Italy came in March 2016 against Ireland and has gone on to play nine Tests with his last appearance coming in June 2017.

"Pietro is a combatable tighthead who’s had experience playing in both the French Top 14 and on the international stage," said Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill.

"His arrival next season will only add to our strength and depth in the front-row."

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