Hamish Watson has decided where he will play his rugby next season following speculation he could be leaving Edinburgh.
The Manchester-born flanker, who began his career with Leicester Tigers before joining Edinburgh, was ‘set to leave’ the Scottish capital when his contract expires in 2021, according to The Rugby Paper.
However, despite keen interest from Racing 92 and Tigers, the 29-year-old has signed a new “long-term” contract with Edinburgh.
Head coach Richard Cockerill said it is “a great statement on our plans for this squad”.
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“He’s an incredible, world-class athlete and rugby player and shows incredible commitment every time he takes to the field for club or country, but he also has a very good rugby brain,” the Englishman added of Watson.
Edinburgh did not reveal the length of Watson’s new deal.