Ex-NZ U20 wing one of two Edinburgh back-three stars to sign new deals


Edinburgh have followed up on the signing of Ross McCann on a permanent deal by securing the futures of his three teammates Nathan Sweeney and Wes Goossen.

Academy graduate Swinney, 23, missed most of the season through injury, but has committed to staying in the Scottish capital for at least another season.

Goosen, a South African-born former New Zealand Under-20 international, followed Swinney in signing a one-year contract.

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Goosen is in his second season at Edinburgh after signing from the Hurricanes, and has made 20 appearances so far this season.

“I am delighted to be staying at Edinburgh Rugby for another season,” Goosen said.

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“Last year was a bit off with injuries, but I'm really happy with how I recovered this time.

“This new contract feels like reward for the hard work I've put in. It's been great to be one of the most consistent players in the squad, and I want to build on that next season.

“There is a real sense of teamwork on this team, and I think that has been a big factor in a lot of our wins this season. I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together next year.”

“Edinburgh feels like home now and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the team’s success. The fans have been amazing this season and I can’t wait to play in front of them again next year.

Sweeney said: “I'm very pleased to be staying at Edinburgh Rugby for another season. It's been a tough year due to injury, but I'm focused on getting back to full fitness and making a real impact next season.”

“This new deal is a huge incentive for me. I have worked hard in my rehabilitation and I am determined to repay the faith the coaches have shown in me. I can’t wait to get back out there in an Edinburgh shirt.

“Although it was frustrating to be on the sidelines, it only increased my desire to get back on the field. I'm aiming for a big bounce-back season and I'm excited to see what I can achieve.”





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