Ford agrees Edinburgh extension
March 10, 2011
Edinburgh's Ross Ford has agreed a new deal © Getty Images
Scotland hooker Ross Ford has agreed a two-year contract extension with Edinburgh.
The 26-year-old, who will start for Scotland in Sunday's Calcutta Cup clash against England at Twickenham, made his debut for the club in 2007 and has agreed a new deal until May 2013.
"I've loved being part of Edinburgh's development in the last four years, and I'm excited by the prospect of helping the club push on," he said.
"As a player, you always want to be part of a set-up that's going forward and I firmly believe that this is the right environment for me to carry on maturing.
"I look forward to enjoying more good times with Edinburgh. It's great to have my future sorted out, and I'm thrilled that future is with Edinburgh."
Nick Scrivener, Edinburgh's interim head coach, was thrilled to retain the services of Ford, who toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2009.
"Ross putting pen to paper is a massive boost for everyone," he said. "He's a huge player for us in every sense, and re-signing someone of that quality is a positive signal about where we're at as a club and where we want to go.
"We're looking to him to really be a leader, in terms of his own performance and how he influences those around him, and we look forward to working with him to ensure he continues to go from strength to strength over the next couple of years."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Huw Richards rewinds to 1864 to mark the birth of Welsh rugby's first authentic star - Arthur Gould
Michael Cheika has succeeded in becoming the Wallabies coach under his own terms, writes Greg Growden
In the blink of an eye, a winger can go from a hero to villain. Hugh Godwin talks to Zac Guildford and David Strettle about life on the flank
Munster, No.8s, the imploding Australians, wonderful Glasgow and Lancaster's dilemma - it is Monday Maul time