Rugby Transfer News: New Zealand fly-half joins Edinburgh

Rugby Transfer News: New Zealand fly-half joins Edinburgh

Edinburgh has secured the signing of former Blues playmaker Simon Hickey from Bordeaux Bègles on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old will join the club at the end of the season. On signing for the capital side, Hickey said:

“After meeting with Richard Cockerill, and seeing the club’s recent results, I had no hesitation about joining Edinburgh.

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“I’m really excited about the prospect of playing for the club, especially as they’re looking to play an exciting brand of rugby which will suit my style of play.

“Edinburgh is a team on the rise, and I have no doubt that they’re headed in a successful direction under Richard Cockerill and the rest of the coaching staff.

“I look forward to linking up with my future teammates next season and settling into what is a wonderful city and hopefully I can play a part in the club’s future success.”


Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill added: “Simon is a creative young playmaker that already has a lot of experience playing in Super Rugby and the Top 14.

“We’re developing some real competition at 10 and I believe he will be a strong addition to an exciting Edinburgh backline.

“I’m delighted that having seen the culture and environment we’re building here at Edinburgh, he’s chosen to join the club for the next two years.”