Edinburgh Rugby coaching trio Stevie Lawrie, Michael Todd and Rob Chrystie have agreed new contracts to remain at the club until 2026.

The assistant coaches penned two-year deals to align with head coach Sean Everitt's contract extension which was confirmed earlier this month.

Forwards coach Lawrie - who joined the coaching team in 2019 and previously played for Edinburgh - said of the extension: “I’m delighted to re-sign with Edinburgh Rugby. I care passionately about the club and its future success.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the strong foundations laid in the first half of the season as we move into the business end of the year. Having continuity in the coaching group will be excellent in helping the club grow further.”

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Defence coach Todd, brought in from Queensland Reds ahead of the 2022/23 season added: “I’m really grateful for the opportunity to stay with the club for another two years.

“Sean has a clear direction, and I’m excited to be a part of it with him, the players and the broader coaching group.

“Edinburgh Rugby has such rich history and an awesome fan base with lots of heart, so it’s great to continue to be a part of it.”

And Chrystie - now assistant skills and attack coach after stepping up from leading the club's pro academy - commented: “It was a really easy decision to re-sign with Edinburgh Rugby. Having joined two years ago as an academy coach, I have learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the environment that is building here.

“With Sean, Stevie and Michael staying, alongside the exciting squad that is already here, I’m really looking forward to the next two years to see how far we can push and progress this team together.”

Edinburgh Rugby managing director Douglas Struth hailed the contract news as he highlighted the "strong foundations" now in place at the club.

“Following on from Sean’s [Everitt] extension, we’re delighted to announce new deals for assistant coaches Stevie Lawrie, Michael Todd and Rob Chrystie, with our senior coaching team now in place until at least 2026," said Struth.

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“This brings further continuity to our off-field team with strong foundations now in place. They are all good people and excellent coaches, who take a great deal of pride in representing the club.

“With ongoing player recruitment and retention in a really positive place, and with the team sitting fifth in the BKT United Rugby Championship and into the last 16 of Europe, Edinburgh Rugby is an exciting place to be right now – we can’t wait to see what Sean, Stevie, Michael and Rob can achieve together as coaching group in the years to come.”

Head coach Everitt added: “I’m absolutely delighted to see our assistant coaches join me in extending terms with Edinburgh Rugby for another two years.

“The support I’ve received from all three guys since joining the club has been brilliant. They’ve made me feel welcome from the second I walked in the door.

“They are all excellent coaches who continue to grow and develop in their own areas. Their drive to succeed and attention to detail is second to none, while they all care passionately about the success of this club moving forward.

“I’m really excited about our future together as a coaching group and what we can achieve with this squad.”