Edinburgh Rugby sign new hooker as Stuart McInally drops out of Euro squad

Edinburgh Rugby have signed the ​Southern Knights hooker Fraser Renwick on a short-term contract.

Fraser Renwick in try-scoring form for Southern Knights against Watsonians during Super6. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)
Fraser Renwick in try-scoring form for Southern Knights against Watsonians during Super6. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)

The former Scotland Under-20 internationalist has been registered for this weekend’s Challenge Cup match against London Irish, with Stuart McInally dropping out due to injury.

McInally suffered a knock to the neck area during Saturday’s win over Cardiff and was taken off at half-time.

Edinburgh said McInally’s withdrawal from the European tie was a “precautionary measure” and he is expected to return to full training next week.

Stuart McInally was injured in the win over Cardiff. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Renwick, 24, was part of the Southern Knights side which reached the final of the FOSROC Super6 in October.

He came through the youth system at Hawick and played senior rugby for the Greens and more recently Watsonians.

He won Scotland age grade caps at U18, U19 and U20 level and is a Scottish Club International.

Dave Cherry replaced McInally against Cardiff and is expected to start against London Irish in Brentford on Saturday. Edinburgh also have Adam McBurney in reserve.

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