EDINBURGH RUGBY have further strengthened their squad ahead of next season with the re-signing of scrum-half, Charlie Shiel.

Shiel extends his stay in the capital following an impressive start to the season that has seen him score two tries in eight appearances.

The 22-year-old joined the club on a full-time basis in 2018 and is delighted to have put pen to paper to ensure he will remain at the Murrayfield side.

“I’m really happy to be staying in Edinburgh," said Shiel, who has represented Scotland at under-16, under-18 and under-20 level.

"The last three years have been great for my learning and development as a player.

“The club is doing really well and it’s a good environment to be involved in. Although training is tough, I feel like I’m getting pushed every day which has really benefited me.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my battle with the two quality nines at the club and pushing on to achieve my goals with Edinburgh Rugby.”

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has a number of players put pen to paper in recent months and as his side target the Champions Cup next season, he is pleased to have secured the services of another promising player.

“Charlie has shown plenty of promise this season and has been impressive when providing that spark from the bench," said Cockerill.

“There’s still plenty more to come from him and we’re delighted that he’ll continue that development at his hometown team.”

The scrum-half made his professional debut from the bench against Southern Kings in January 2019, scored his first try for the club in October’s trip to face Leinster and made his first start in November’s European Challenge Cup win over Agen at Stade Armandie.