LEAVERS LIST | Edinburgh confirm nine departures, including John Barclay

​Edinburgh Rugby have today confirmed that nine members of the squad will leave the club at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Centre Matt Scott – whose departure to join Leicester Tigers was confirmed yesterday – has featured in 20 games in two years since returning to the capital from Gloucester in 2018, and will make the move Welford road at the end of the season.

Fellow internationalist John Barclay – whose departure was confirmed by Head Coach Richard Cockerill last week – joins Scott in leaving at the end of his current contract. The back-row has so far made 14 appearances in two seasons at BT Murrayfield, scoring one try in that period.

Edinburgh Rugby 2019-20 leavers

Matt Scott – 39 Scotland caps; 94 appearances; 21 tries

John Barclay – 76 Scotland caps; 14 appearances; 1 try

Dougie Fife – 8 Scotland caps; 125 appearances; 27 tries

Simon Hickey – 34 appearances; 186 points

Cammy Fenton – 19 appearances; 4 tries

Pietro Ceccarelli – 24 appearances

Jason Baggott – 4 appearances; 2 points

Sam Thomson – 8 appearances

Stan South – 1 appearance


These are the worst EVER signings by every Gallagher Premiership club

Here are THE WORST ever buys by current Gallagher Premiership clubs. Just don’t think about how much they cost…

Bath Rugby: Sam Burgess

What a corker to start off with. The rugby league superstar was signed for Bath Rugby on huge money, joining in October 2014.

His inclusion and performances at the Rugby World Cup were widely scrutinized, and seen by some pundits as partly to blame for England’s “humiliating” early pool stage exit from the tournament—the worst result for a host nation in the tournament’s history.

And following the disastrous campaign, Burgess quit rugby union after just 12 months, opting to return to South Sydney Rabbitohs, signing a three-year contract.

An absolute flop.


Bristol Bears: Tyrese Johnson-Fisher – Bristol Bears

More disappointing than bad.

The speedster, who went viral as a youngster for his four tries at Twickenham in the NatWest Schools Cup, joined Bristol last summer but left the Premiership side with immediate effect in February.

He’s since revealed he’s taken the decision to pursue other opportunities outside of professional rugby.


Exeter Chiefs: Nemani Nadolo

Signed for the club 11th Jan 2011 but was registered under his Aussie passport and therefore cost the club 2 points and £5000 for fielding too many overseas players.

He was then convicted of drink driving, banned from the road for 18 months, and released by the club in May 2011.

He failed to score a single try in his four appearances for the Chiefs. His career has done nothing but rise ever since so that’s nice.

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