Self-employed joiner signs for Edinburgh - Ruck

Self-employed joiner signs for Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh have handed 29-year-old Melrose prop Nick Beavon a one-year contract
  • Beavon made his Melrose debut aged 17 and had spells playing in Australia and New Zealand
  • The self-employed joiner admitted he thought his hopes of turning professional had passed him by
Edinburgh have signed 29-year-old Melrose prop Nick Beavon on a one-year contract for next season.

The self-employed joiner has been on trial with the Murrayfield Pro12 side since January.

The tighthead said: “It’s massive to be signed at this stage in my career by Edinburgh.

“I never thought it was going to happen, I thought opportunities like this would have passed me by, then I got into the club international side two years ago for the first time. I still never thought anything would come of it as I was obviously older.

“However after speaking to Alan, he reckons I’ve got a fair few years playing in me, that I’m reaching my prime as a tighthead.

“I don’t want this opportunity to pass me by so I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.”

He added: “I was coming up to train two days a week and working the other three, to keep the money coming in. The people I’ve been sub-contracting have been really good, they obviously accept I’ve been given this opportunity and wish me all the best.”