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Kennedy pens new deal with capital club

Guinness PRO12 Rugby Editor

10 May 2017

Sean Kennedy

Edinburgh Rugby today announced that Sean Kennedy has re-signed with the club on a two-year deal, which will see the scrum-half remain in the capital until at least May 2019.

Kennedy, 26, joined the club’s Academy in 2012, before earning a full professional contract in 2013 after a successful loan-spell with Glasgow Warriors.

A product of Lornshill Academy and Stirling County, Kennedy featured for Scotland at U18 and U20 level, before receiving representative honours for the national A and 7s sides.

He recently surpassed a half-century of Edinburgh caps, and has donned the black and red on 55 occasions to date.

On re-signing with the club, he said: “Staying at the club was an easy choice for me and I’m excited to be involved for another two years.

“It’s been a tough season for everyone, but I genuinely believe we have a really good squad and a huge amount of potential. We’ve shown we can beat any team on our day, but it’s about finding the ability to do that consistently.

“All three scrum-halves [Kennedy, Nathan Fowles and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne] have had their fair share of game time and that’s been really good for us. It motivates us all to work-hard in training and in games, and it’s of real benefit to the group.”

Acting Head Coach, Duncan Hodge, said: “It’s great to see Sean has committed to the club for another two years and that all three of our scrum-halves will be in the mix again next season.

“Sean, Nathan and Sam thrive on the competition for a spot in the side, and that will continue to drive their standards as individuals and as a group.”