Tim Visser eyes Edinburgh return for Calcutta Cup

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Former Edinburgh Rugby star Tim Visser has set his sights on a return to the Capital on February 6 with Scotland after his superb start to the campaign with new club Harlequins.

Winger Visser, 28, will always be remembered fondly by the Edinburgh supporters for his try scoring exploits with the club over a six-year spell between 2009 to 2015.

After the Rugby World Cup a few months ago the Dutch-born finisher left the Scotland squad and teamed straight up with English outfit Harlequins.

During the showpiece event in England and Wales he earned caps number 22 and 23 for Scotland against the USA and South Africa during the pool stages.

However, he was not in Vern Cotter’s matchday 23 for the crucial encounters with Samoa and Australia, missing out to Sean Lamont for a place on the bench with Tommy Seymour and Sean Maitland starting on the wings.

“As a player of course you want to be involved in every match for your country, but it isn’t always the case,” Visser said. “I really enjoyed the whole World Cup experience and I think as a Scotland squad we are really moving in the right direction.

“Obviously the England match at the start of February is the one on everyone’s minds and of course I would love to be selected for that one. With Eddie Jones having been brought in as England head coach it has heightened the excitement, but Calcutta Cup matches are always great occasions.

“There are a lot of big club matches to come before that though and I just have to keep working hard for Harlequins and hopefully take a few more of the scoring chances that are created for me.”

Visser made a solid start to life in England before his time at Harlequins really came to life with a hat-trick of tries in the 38-7 Aviva Premiership win over London Irish earlier this month.

He explained: “Harlequins have been great at helping my family settle down in this neck of the woods. I was happy just to come straight into things after the World Cup and I feel like I have hit the ground running.”