Edinburgh Rugby sign Scotland U20 ace Jack Cosgrove

Jack Cosgrove has agreed a two-year deal with Edinburgh Rugby. Picture: SRU
Jack Cosgrove has agreed a two-year deal with Edinburgh Rugby. Picture: SRU
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EDINBURGH Rugby have confirmed the signing of Jack Cosgrove for next season.

The 20-year-old prop, who has nine caps for Scotland Under-20s, has signed a two-year deal with the capital club until May 2017.

And Cosgrove, who played in four of last season’s age grade Six Nations fixtures as well as the Junior World Championship in New Zealand, said he was ‘over the moon’ to be signing for Edinburgh.

He added: “With the club being in a European Cup Final, they’re really showing they’ve got quality players and everyone is speaking very highly of Edinburgh.

“I know quite a few of the younger lads – Damien Hoyland, Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Farndale and Jamie Ritchie – from playing Scotland under-20 and they’ve all spoken how much they enjoy being with the club.”

The Coventry-born prop joined the Worcester Warriors academy in 2013, making his first-team debut off the bench against Sale Sharks in January last year.

“I’m under no illusions it’s going to be tough but there’s a great buzz at the club and I’m eager to improve my game and kick on”

Jack Cosgrove

He gained experience through loan spells with Doncaster Knights, Malvern RFC and Barker Butts RFC.

Cosgrove qualifies for Scotland through his grandfather, who was born in Newtongrange.

Cosgrove continued: “[Edinburgh] is a beautiful place to live – I’ve been up a few times outwith rugby – and I’m looking forward to settling there.

“I think I’ve got a strong set-piece game and I’m looking to add something extra to the squad. I’m under no illusions it’s going to be tough but there’s a great buzz at the club and I’m eager to improve my game and kick on.

“I don’t have heroes, as such, but I look at people I admire who play in the same position. Alasdair Dickinson is obviously an exceptional player and I’m keen to look at what he does and learn from him.”