Biarritz bring in Scotland's Nick de Luca
April 5, 2014
This will be Nick de Luca's last season at Edinburgh © PA Photos
Biarritz have signed Scotland centre Nick de Luca ahead of next season.
Biarritz are rock bottom of the Top 14 and will play in the PROD2 next season but they have started to build for their promotion push with the signing of De Luca. De Luca has played for Edinburgh since 2007 and has earned 41 caps for Scotland.
"I have sunk my heart and soul into the club and loved being a part of it," De Luca said. "It's not only where I have learnt my rugby but where I have grown up, had a family and become the person I am today. I will always be proud of my time here and leave with no regrets. I respect the club in their decision to move in a different direction and I wish the young Scottish lads all the best coming through."
Edinburgh's head coach Alan Solomons, added: "There comes a time in a player's career sometimes, especially when you've been at a club for a long period, that you realise you could benefit from something fresh and new. It will be reinvigorating for him, while it opens up opportunities for others in the club, for example young Scottish centres Michael Tait and Chris Dean, who we've already signed for next season."
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