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Dominguez extends Edinburgh deal

18th December 2013 15:42


Alan Solomons Edinburgh DOR 2013

Dominguez improving: Alan Solomons

Edinburgh have extended the contract of 26 year-old Argentine centre Joaquin Dominguez until the end of next season (2014/15).

Dominguez first joined on a two-week trial in September from Buenos Aires side, San Isidiro, before agreeing to stay until the end of the calendar year to compete for a longer term.

Since then the 6'3" midfielder has started five of his six appearances to date with head coach Alan Solomons citing his dedication and potential to improve as key to him earning the extension.

"Joaquin [Dominguez] has settled really well in the city and at the club," said Solomons.

"He's a big, powerful player with good skills and offers a lot of value to the depth of our squad.

"He's improved immeasurably over the past four months and we expect that to continue as he applies himself as a full-time professional here at Murrayfield."

"It's great news. I'm very happy," added Dominguez.

"I came to this club looking to make the most of this opportunity and stay long term so its great to have achieved that goal.

"Since I started it's been examination after examination to prove myself to the coaches so I'm delighted to have secured my future here.

"The coaching and conditioning infrastructure is excellent and I think I'll go on to play my best rugby at this club."

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