Dave Cherry 'absolutely thrilled´ after signing contract extension at Edinburgh Rugby.

Scotland hooker Dave Cherry is “absolutely thrilled” to have signed a two-year extension with Edinburgh Rugby.

The 32-year-old celebrates his new deal after being named in the Scotland Six Nations squad. The front row forward – who joined the club from Stade Niçois ahead of the 2018/19 season – has been capped eight times by his country and scored a try for Edinburgh in Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup victory against Castres Olympique. It’s been quite a week.

“Edinburgh is home for me and my fiancé, so I’m absolutely thrilled to extend terms with a club that means so much to me,” said the former Merchiston Castle School pupil. “I’m really enjoying my rugby at the moment and I think that has shown in my performances in the last few years. I love being part of this squad. We have a such a tightknit group of guys who all play with the same mentality and desire to win.

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“I really believe this team can achieve something special and it will be a brilliant occasion taking on Saracens at DAM Health Stadium this Sunday. It’s a match that everyone connected to the club can’t wait for. I’m delighted to re-sign and I’m looking forward to pulling on the Edinburgh jersey for another two years.”Cherry played his senior rugby at Currie before making the move to English Championship side London Scottish in 2014. After three years he joined Stade Niçois as part of Scottish Rugby’s performance pathway partnership. He made his international debut in the famous away victory over England at Twickenham in February 2021. He made his 50th appearance for Edinburgh against Connacht in March 2022, marking the occasion in style by scoring a try in a 56-8 victory against the Irish province.

Dave Cherry scored an important try last week, was named in the Scotland squad this week and has now signed a contract extension with Edinburgh. Picture: Ross Parker / SNS

Edinburgh coach Mike Blair added: “Dave is a real leader for us and someone that is hugely respected around the club because of his commitment to the jersey – he loves representing the city and when he speaks, players stand up and take notice.

“Dave is a quality operator with a tough edge to his game. We’ve been really impressed by his performances for club and country and were delighted to see him named in Scotland’s Six Nations squad earlier this week.”