Pre­mier­ship clubs ready to swoop on Ed­in­burgh

The Rugby Paper - - Feature -

SAM HIDALGO-CLYNE is ready to leave Ed­in­burgh at the end of the sea­son after Gre­gor Townsend’s au­tumn Test snub.

Scrum-half Hi­dal­go­C­lyne, 24, was over­looked by Townsend to face Samoa, New Zealand and Aus­tralia after skip­per Greig Laid­law was ruled out with a bro­ken an­kle.

In­stead Townsend went with Nathan Fowles to back up Glas­gow duo Ali Price and Henry Pyr­gos and now Hidalgo-Clyne is set to join a Pre­mier­ship club when his con­tract runs out.

Hidalgo-Clyne, who has been capped nine times by his coun­try, came off the bench to score a hat-trick in Ed­in­burgh’s 48-21 vic­tory over South­ern Kings on Fri­day.

This came after he scored for Richard Cock­er­ill’s side in their de­feat to the Chee­tahs in Bloem­fontein a week ear­lier.

Hidalgo-Clyne, who was born in Spain be­fore mov­ing to Scot­land as a young­ster, has played for Ed­in­burgh since 2011.

The for­mer Scot­land Sevens player has plenty of op­tions in the Pre­mier­ship after his dis­plays for Ed­in­burgh.

He has Bath, New­cas­tle and Lon­don Ir­ish all fight­ing over him and is ex­pected to make a de­ci­sion be­fore Christmas.

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