Aviva Premiership: Edinburgh sign Scotland A lock Fraser McKenzie from Newcastle

Last Updated: 24/06/14 1:07pm

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Fraser McKenzie: Has returned to Scotland to further international career

Fraser McKenzie: Has returned to Scotland to further international career

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Edinburgh have signed Scotland A lock Fraser McKenzie from Newcastle on a two-year deal.

McKenzie, 26, who signed for the Falcons 12 months ago from Aviva Premiership rivals Sale, requested the move in order to enhance his chances of gaining full international honours with the RaboDirect PRO12 outfit.

The Scot made 21 appearances in all competitions for the Kingston Park club last term. 

He said: “I jumped at the chance to come back to Edinburgh Rugby and I’m looking forward to laying down a marker.

“The club seem to be on an upward trend and I’m looking forward to returning to my home-town club, and to be back living in Dunfermline.

“I really believe everything happens for a reason and I really believe the time is right for me to come back.”

McKenzie started out as a professional at Edinburgh in 2008 before moving south to join Sharks three years later.

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Fraser back home to Edinburgh and believe he’ll really add value to the squad.

“He’s a big, abrasive player who will fit in well to our system.”

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