Edinburgh Rugby have re-signed Scotland A second row Fraser McKenzie.
McKenzie, 26, a member of the last extended World Cup squad but as yet uncapped, left the Capital outfit four years ago for Sale Sharks and moved on to Newcastle Falcons. He had a year of his contract to run on Tyneside.
Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Fraser back home to Edinburgh and believe he’ll really add value to the squad.
“He’s a big, abrasive player who will fit in well to our system.”
Meanwhile, former Royal High and Edinburgh Accies youth utility forward Andy Cramond has signed a development contract with European champions Toulon while stand off Ben Chalmers (Melrose), also a member of Scotland’s latest under-20 squad, has signed a similar deal with Bordeaux-Begles, who are in Edinburgh’s European Challenge Cup pool. Chalmers is the son of ex-Scotland and Lions stand off Craig.