Hidalgo-Clyne hoping to continue rise with Edinburgh


Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has set his sights on more success with Edinburgh after signing a new contract with the Pro12 side until May 2018.

The Scotland scrum-half has become a regular under Alan Solomons since making his debut in 2013, kicking them to the European Rugby Challenge Cup final last season.

Hidalgo-Clyne has made seven appearances for Edinburgh in 2016-17, his 60 points helping them occupy a top three place after 12 matches.

Speaking to the club's official website after signing his new deal, the 22-year-old said: "From a rugby perspective, the way that the club's been moving forward over the last year or so, there's no doubt in my mind that the best decision is to stay with Edinburgh.

"Winning the 1872 Scottish Cup last year and backing it up this year was amazing; getting to the European final last season, showing that as a club we were going in the right direction and aiming to go one further this season will be important.

"Hodgey [assistant coach Duncan Hodge] coming in to coach the backs has been a great bonus, aiming for Champions Cup rugby and to stay in the top four in the league is a big thing for the club and I'm really looking forward to the next couple of years."