Edinburgh Rugby has signed Scotland captain John Barclay on a two-year deal. The 64-times capped back-row will join the club at the end of the season from Scarlets whom he skippered to the Guinness PRO12 (now PRO14) title last season.
The 31-year-old, who will return to Scotland after five years in South-West Wales, said: “I spoke with Richard Cockerill and he outlined his vision for the future.
“Edinburgh as a club, and as a city, has a huge amount of potential and I can see what they are trying to do, so I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
“Scotland is home, so it’ll be great to come back and play at one of my home clubs.”
On securing the services of Barclay, Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill, said: “We’re delighted that a player of John’s calibre has chosen to join Edinburgh.
“He’s a terrific player, with a proven track record and his leadership values will only add to the strong culture we’re building at this club.
“John is committed to taking Edinburgh forward and his ambition to create a winning environment will benefit our squad immensely.”