Scotland international prop D'Arcy Rae joins Edinburgh

D'Arcy Rae has made 85 appearances for Glasgow Warriors previously
D'Arcy Rae has made 85 appearances for Glasgow Warriors previously

Edinburgh have announced the signing of Scotland international tighthead prop D'Arcy Rae for the 2023/24 season.

Rae made his professional rugby debut with Glasgow in 2013 and has made 85 appearances for the Scotstoun based outfit. During his time with Glasgow, he also had loan stints with Treviso and London Scottish before heading to Bath Rugby in 2021.

During his two seasons with Bath, the 28-year-old has made 46 appearances for them before having a short-term deal with Montpellier. He had a solitary Test appearance for Scotland in 2019 and played 18 times for the Scotland Under 20 side.

“I’m really happy to have signed with Edinburgh Rugby. It’s great to be back in Scotland and I’m excited for a fresh challenge, with the new URC campaign just around the corner," he told the club's official website.

“The league has developed significantly since leaving Glasgow and with the addition of four massive South African sides to the competition, it’s definitely a new and improved Championship that I want to test myself in.

“Edinburgh has a really strong squad and we have plenty of competition across the pack. I’m really eager to prove myself to both the club and the Edinburgh supporters in the coming months.

“To go against Bath this Friday night would be a brilliant experience. It’s my old club where I’ve made a lot of brilliant memories and connections – rugby is a small world and you couldn’t write that Bath would potentially be my first match in Edinburgh colours!”