Back-row Luke Crosbie has today penned a new deal with Edinburgh Rugby and becomes the first of three players to commit their future to the club ahead of Saturday’s 1872 Cup derby at BT Murrayfield.
Crosbie, 22, has enjoyed a breakout campaign in the capital side’s back-row – grabbing a try in seven appearances - and today signs a new deal with his hometown team.
On re-signing, the Fosroc Scottish Rugby Academy graduate, said: “I’m delighted to be staying with Edinburgh. The club is moving in the right direction and is something that I’ve wanted to be a part of since I was a young lad.
“I’ve really enjoyed the opportunities I’ve had to represent the capital so far and I’m looking forward to pulling on the jersey in the seasons ahead.”
Head Coach Richard Cockerill, added: “We’re delighted that Luke has re-signed with the club. He’s a hard-working young player who we’ve seen continual improvement from during my time at Edinburgh.
“Luke is part of a core of young Scottish players who are integral to this club and he’ll be a very important player for us in the years to come.”
After progressing through the club's academy system, the hard-working back-row made his Edinburgh Rugby debut against Zebre in October 2017, before scoring his first try for the club in the 14-37 Challenge Cup win against London Irish that same month.
A product of Livingston RFC, Crosbie caught the attention of national selectors and was subsequently drafted into the Scotland U20 squad for the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia, where he played a major role in helping the age-grade side to its highest-ever finish of fifth.
Crosbie saw more playing time in 2018/19 and played a major role as the capital side returned to the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time in five years.
The back-row featured from the bench as Edinburgh secured a historic 17-28 away win in Toulon, becoming the first Scottish club to taste victory at the Stade Mayol. Crosbie was rewarded for his form in Edinburgh colours when he was called in to Scotland's Six Nations training squad ahead of the 2019 Championship.
Crosbie has since scored four tries in 33 appearances for the capital club, including a solo effort against Benetton in November’s encounter at the Stadio Monigo.