Blair extends Edinburgh stay

Scotland international ends speculation over future

Last Updated: 03/02/10 4:03pm

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Blair: Staying put

Blair: Staying put

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Edinburgh captain Mike Blair has ended speculation over his future by putting pen-to-paper on a new two-year contract at Murrayfield.

"I was honoured to be asked to lead the side at the start of last season and now I want to help Edinburgh to challenge for a play-off spot."
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The international scrum-half was recently linked with a move to Ulster but claims he is "excited" about the future with Edinburgh after leading them to second-place in the Magners League last season.

The 28-year-old, who has made 125 appearances for the club, said: "Edinburgh are an ambitious team capable of challenging for honours - both in the Magners League and in Europe.

"I'm excited about playing a part in the continuing progress and development of Edinburgh.

"I was honoured to be asked to lead the side at the start of last season and now I want to help Edinburgh to challenge for a play-off spot.

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"This is my eighth season at Edinburgh and I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

"I've lived in Edinburgh for my entire life and I love pulling on the jersey."

Head coach Rob Moffat was delighted to have secured Blair, who led Scotland to Calcutta Cup success last year.

Moffat said: "We're delighted - Mike is the captain of our club and a world-class player.

"Unfortunately Mike hasn't been available for us since November because of injury.

"But we are looking forward to seeing him back fit again to help Edinburgh enjoy a strong finish to the season."

Blair continues his recovery from ankle trouble with an appearance for Scotland A against Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday night in Belfast.

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