Laidlaw re-appointed Edinburgh skipper
July 24, 2012
Greig Laidlaw will skipper Edinburgh next term © Getty Images
Edinburgh have opted to re-appoint fly-half Greig Laidlaw as their skipper for next season.
Laidlaw was the club's player of the year last term and played a key part in their charge to the Heineken Cup semi-finals. Laidlaw has also gone on to shine on the international stage with his three penalties enough to give Scotland a historic win over Australia back in June.
"It's a huge honour to be Edinburgh Rugby captain. It's a role in which I take great pride and enjoyment," Laidlaw said. "It's taken a lot of hard work to get to this point in my career but that level of commitment is no less than is required to excel at this level of the game and to achieve the success we all want for this club.
"Our squad is as strong as any I can remember, with players that were crucial to our successes last season signing up for more and some quality new signings joining to strengthen our league and cup campaign in the season ahead. It's very exciting, there's a lot of talent and potential driving us all forward and we're all looking forward to getting out there and building on the successes of last season."
Edinburgh boss Michael Bradley paid tribute to the half-back saying: "Greig was a stand-out player last season and, as captain, was crucial to the performances of so many key players and to the performance of the team as a whole.
"There are a number of key values that I want to see at Edinburgh Rugby and Greig is a classic example of how we want the club to operate. He is an excellent professional, is exceptionally committed, an inspirational leader and a consistent performer; there's little more you can ask of your captain."
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