Trialist Jade Te Rure has revealed that he expects to be playing in the Guinness Pro 12 despite Edinburgh Rugby claiming he will be “training” with the club.
The 21-year-old stand off from New Zealand, who has arrived in the Capital along with Otago flanker Hugh Blake, has also been led to believe he could turn out simultaneously for Bristol, in a move that throws up the intriguing possibility of a so far unannounced link with the English Championship club.
Te Rure has told the Manawatu Standard of assurances allegedly given by Edinburgh head coach, Alan Solomons.
“He said I would get a fair bit of game time. It will be a pretty good level,” said Te Rure, who has a year of his contract at Manawatu province.
The report also stated: “To fill out his time, it is possible he (Te Rure) will also turn out for English club, Bristol.
Te Rure was due to arrive last month but was delayed by the need for a British heritage visa on the strength of a Scottish grandparent.