NEW SOUTH WALES Waratahs scrum-half Grayson Hart appears set for a move to Edinburgh Rugby.
As the Capital outfit prepare to officially unveil new signings later this week, reports in Australia claim that a top Super-15 player “has left to play in Scotland”. Hart, 25, who qualifies for Scotland through a maternal grandmother from Glasgow, was a member of the New Zealand Under-20 team at the 2008 age group World Cup having been born and brought up in Auckland, going on to represent the local province 20 times before crossing the Tasman Sea in 2012 to link up with the Waratahs.
Referring to the Waratahs plans for 2014 the “St George and Sutherland shire Leader” discounts 6ft 1in and 14st 13lb Hart, saying he has “left to play in Scotland” and this will fuel speculation at a time when Edinburgh have made clear new arrivals are imminent.
The addition of a scrum half comes at a time when Greig Laidlaw is preparing to enter the final season of his contract and the current Scotland captain made clear last week that he was ready to pursue versatility that has seen him play stand off as well as make one friendly appearance for Edinburgh at full back.
However, although Edinburgh parted company with Welsh cap Richie Rees they have been well served at scrum half by Chris Leck while Alex Black is due an opportunity and Sam Hidalgo Clyne is a highly rated youngster recently sent on a scholarship to New Zealand.