Mike Blair to join Brive

Guinness PRO12 Editor

14 Jun 2012


Scotland’s most-capped scrum-half Mike Blair will be playing in France next season. Blair, 31, has joined Brive, past winners of the Heineken Cup.

British Lion Blair, who is due to win his 82nd cap and stand alongside Gregor Townsend as third equal in the list of Scotland’s most-capped players, when he plays against Fiji on Saturday, is bringing to an end a ten-year link with Edinburgh Rugby, the club who gave him his first professional contract.

Now he will play in the south of France with a club that will play in France’s Pro2 next season, though he remains fully committed to extending his Scotland career.

Blair said: “I’ve never made a secret of my desire to play in France at some stage during my career and I’m delighted that it will be with Brive.

“It’s a lovely place with an incredible support and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with them after the Scotland tour.

“There were a number of considerations that I wanted to take into account for me and my family and Brive ticks a lot of the boxes that matter to us.”