Rennie and De Luca commit to Edinburgh
March 28, 2012
Rennie was a revelation during Scotland's Six Nations campaign © Getty Images
Flanker Rennie, 25, and centre De Luca, 28, have both signed two-year contract extensions, keeping them at the club until at least 2014. Both players featured heavily for Scotland during the recent Six Nations championship and Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley is delighted to see them sign new deals.
Bradley said: "It's fantastic news for Edinburgh Rugby that players of the calibre of Ross [Rennie] and Nick [De Luca] have committed these crucial years of their rugby careers to the club.
"They've played some tremendous rugby this season, showing the commitment, style and professionalism that we look to foster in all of our players here at Murrayfield. Both will play a key role in the bright future being pieced together at this club and I'm delighted that they're here to stay."
Rennie, who was away from the international scene for almost two years due to a knee injury, said: "Personally I'm in a good place just now. I'm happy with the way I'm playing for both the club and Scotland. I've made these developments as a player at this club and I'm confident that this is the right place for me to continue to improve.
"There's definitely a different atmosphere around the club at the moment. There's a lot of optimism about where we're going and I'm looking forward to being a part of that future".
De Luca added: "I'm really enjoying my rugby in Edinburgh. Our progress in the Heineken Cup has made this season a real landmark for even the most experienced players. Despite these highlights it's clear to all the players that we have opportunities to improve as individuals and as team, combining a committed group of players who are signing on to something special with exciting new arrivals in the seasons ahead."
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