Premiership clubs ready to swoop on Edinburgh
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.