Edinburgh wing Tim Visser has backed himself to retain his title of top try-scorer in the RaboDirect PRO12 this coming season regardless of where the international jaunts with Scotland take him.
Dutch-born Visser has become a key figure for Andy Robinson’s side despite only turning out for his adopted country twice – the summer tour of Australasia brightening what had been a dire year for Scotland following the Six Nations.
Visser’s talents have never been in doubt though, and the 25-year-old insists he can juggle the pressure of domestic and international rugby while remaining at the top of his game.
Visser has finished top of the try-scoring pile in the RaboDirect PRO12 for the past three seasons, and while he admits it will be a tough ask he insists he can make it four.
“Hopefully I will be away on international duty so statistically to get top Rabo try scorer again is going to be a lot tougher,” Visser told the Scotsman.
“But I’ll still try and be up there. Try-scoring is one of my traits and I want to keep it that way. I want to keep the consistency I have shown for Edinburgh.
“Sometimes it was me on my own if Scotland and the A team were playing and the sevens and Under-20s were involved too.
“In my first year when I was the only foreigner, they were tough times but [fitness coach] Andy Boyd was brilliant at leading me through tough times and good times as well.
“A lot of what I am is a player can be attributed to Andy. He has been great developing me physically as have all the coaches I have played under in Scotland.”