Edinburgh will again be heading to Hawick as part of a pre-season programme.
The Evening News has learned that Mansfield Park has been chosen as the venue for a match against Newcastle Falcons on Friday, August 29 (7.45pm) – six days after Leicester Tigers are encountered at Melrose.
Edinburgh entertained Falcons at Hawick last year.
n Former Ireland Under-20 back row Mike Entwhistle, once of Currie, is returning to the Capital from Ballymena to join Boroughmuir along with two other signings.
Hooker Sam Bingham joins from Aberdeen while stand off Chris Laidlaw is moving from Jed-Forest where his goal-kicking skills made him top Borders point scorer with 256 last year and saw him claim the Championship B player-of-the-season award.
“Sam’s arrival will provide competition for our young player of the year, Cal Davies,” says ’Muir coach Bruce Aitchison.
n Natal Sharks’ second row Anton Bresler has finally joined Edinburgh. The 26-year-old has signed a three-year deal.