Brown pens new Edinburgh deal

Date published: February 16 2017

Edinburgh utility back Tom Brown has signed a new two-year deal, which will see him remain at the PRO12 club until at least May 2019.

Brown, 26, signed his first professional contract with the club in 2010, making his debut that same year against Cardiff Blues. He has since amassed 104 Edinburgh caps, scoring 85 points through 17 tries.

Brown became the club’s 25th cap centurion when he led the team out to face Glasgow Warriors in the recent 1872 Cup clash.

The former Edinburgh Academy pupil rose to prominence through the Scotland age-grade, 7s and A programmes, before receiving a full international cap in the national team’s historic 9-6 victory over Australia in 2012.

On penning a new deal with the club, Brown said: “My focus has always been on playing for Edinburgh, and it’s a privilege to represent my hometown each time I take to the field.

“There is a settled feel to the squad at the moment and we have the talent and ability to compete with any team we come up against, as we have shown with some outstanding results and performances this season.

“The club has come a long way since my first cap in 2010 in terms of development both on and off the field. There’s a strong team culture within the group just now and we are all determined to continue taking the club in the right direction.

“I believe this squad has the potential to achieve a lot, and that’s something I want to be a part of in the coming years.”

Edinburgh’s acting head coach, Duncan Hodge, said: “As an Edinburgh boy, Tom’s passion for the club is evident in the manner of his performances and in the way he conducts himself off the field.

“He’s hugely enthusiastic about continuing to improve his game, has been a consistent performer for the side this season, and is ambitious for the club going forward.

“Tom’s attitude, commitment and professionalism serve as a great example to those around him and we’re delighted to have him around for another two years.”