Former Scotland rugby captain Stuart McInally reveals he wants to be a commercial airline pilot

Player signs long-term contract with Edinburgh

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 5:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 5:36 pm
Stuart McInally

Club captain Stuart McInally has committed his future to Edinburgh by signing a new long-term deal with his hometown team.

Scotland internationalist McInally, who has made 142 appearances for the club, said: “I’m really pleased to have extended my stay at Edinburgh.

“The make-up of the squad, from players, strength and condition, medical and coaches is as strong as it’s been during my time here and I’m excited to be part of an ambitious group moving forward.

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“Rugby-wise, I believe this is the best place for me to play and improve to become the best player I can.

“From an off-field perspective, I have a brilliant support team here in Edinburgh and their help in developing my next career as a commercial airline pilot is invaluable.”

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill added: “Stuart is an Edinburgh man who loves representing his hometown club.

“Whether it’s in a match, meeting or training, he leads by example. That leadership and captaincy is vital to this club and it shows in the respect he commands across the squad.

“We’re delighted that Stuart has re-signed on a long-term deal. He’s another local, Scottish international player who wants to represent this city.”