Greig Tonks leaves Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby today confirmed Greig Tonks will leave the club and transfer to London Irish with immediate effect.

Greig Tonks scored 99 points for Edinburgh across four seasons
Greig Tonks scored 99 points for Edinburgh across four seasons

Tonks joined the club from Northampton Saints in the 2012/13 season, and made his debut against Munster that same campaign.

The full-back/stand-off became a regular and made 79 appearances for Edinburgh, scoring 99 points.

He went on to make his international debut for Scotland against Samoa on the 2013 summer tour, and has earned a further five caps, including three in last year’s RBS Six Nations Championship.

Tonks said: “I loved my time at the club, and Edinburgh has become a home for me. I’m very sad to leave, but the opportunity came up for a change of scenery and I wanted to give it a shot.

“I’ll leave Edinburgh with a lot of good memories. I spent four years with very good people, good friends, and I’ve got huge respect for the coaches and all the staff involved.

“I feel that I leave the club in the best position it’s been since I started, and I wish everyone at Edinburgh the best for the future.”

Head Coach Alan Solomons said: “Greig has been a valuable member of the Edinburgh team over the past four seasons and we wish him all the best in his new challenge.”