Tonks and Grant re-sign

Date published: March 18 2015

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Edinburgh full-back Greig Tonks and back-row Roddy Grant have registered their commitment to the club with extensions to their current contracts.

Tonks arrived at the capital club in 2012 and has been a mainstay of the side ever since. The full-back, who can play fly-half, has appeared 57 times, running out for his 50th appearance against London Welsh in this season's Challenge Cup.

Scottish-qualified, he represented Scotland A in the win over England Saxons in early 2013, ending the season by lifting the Player and Players' Player of the Season awards. He then went on to win his first full cap, against Samoa, in that June tour and has now been capped three times, most recently against England.

"I've been at Edinburgh for three seasons now and I feel as though we have a good group of young guys coming through, keen to play for the club," he said.

"The high points of my time with the club so far have been this season's run in Europe – particularly the away win in Bordeaux – and last season's win over Gloucester. Of course, beating Glasgow to win the 1872 Cup and winning Player's Player of the Year are up there too.

"I'm lucky to be around such a good group of people, there's a good team atmosphere.

"I genuinely believe Edinburgh will be going places in the next few years."

Grant said: "I've agreed to stay on for a year because I strongly believe in Alan [Solomons] and Stevie [Scott] and going forward with this great group of players at the club."

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