Scotland international Duhan van der Merwe signs new Edinburgh contract until 2025

Duhan van der Merwe has played 34 times for Scotland
Duhan van der Merwe has played 34 times for Scotland

Scotland international Duhan van der Merwe becomes the latest player to sign a new deal with Edinburgh.

The 28-year-old will now remain in the Scottish capital until at least June 2025.

The news on van der Merwe extending his stay with the club follows after fellow winger Darcy Graham also penned a new contract until 2027 with Edinburgh.

Born in South Africa, van der Merwe started playing for Blue Bulls in 2016 and also played for Montpellier before joining Edinburgh in 2017. He scored 10 tries for Edinburgh on his debut season and was named PRO14 Players’ Player of the Season at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

He played for Worcester Warriors in 2021 before returning to Edinburgh for a second stint in 2022. Qualifying through residency, he made a try-scoring Scotland debut in the home win against Georgia in October 2020 and has 34 Test caps to his name.

“Edinburgh is home for me. I love playing my rugby here and it’s where I’m happiest. I’m delighted to have extended terms – I couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else at this point in my career.

“Edinburgh has done so much for me in my career. I’ve always said that I want to repay the faith the club has shown in me over the years, so it was a no-brainer to sign a new deal.”

“We’ve got a special group here and there is a real feeling of togetherness, with everyone buying into what Sean [Everitt] is trying to build. I’ve really enjoyed his coaching style and man-management so far. Playing under him is great, so long may that continue.”