Edinburgh: Stuart McInally signs new contract

Stuart McInally (right) in action against Zebre
"I want to be getting as much game time at hooker as possible" - Stuart McInally (right)

Forward Stuart McInally has secured a new one-year contract with Edinburgh.

The 24-year-old made his club debut at hooker in February following a decision in 2013 to switch from the front row.

He scored a try against Dragons in the Challenge Cup semi-final followed by another against Zebre.

"It's been good to get some game time at hooker," said McInally. "Obviously the injuries we've had in the back row have seen me playing a bit back there, which has been nice."

McInally has not abandoned the position he first played while on loan to Bristol.

"I want to be getting as much game time at hooker as possible, but club comes first and I've got to do everything I can to move the club forward and, if that's playing six, that's the way it is," said the former Scotland Under-20 cap.

McInally's try against Dragons helped Edinburgh into the Challenge Cup final against Gloucester.

"Obviously everyone's thinking about the final on Friday and, for me, it's nice to know I'm secure here at Edinburgh for another season, so I'm looking forward to that," he added.

"The Cup run has certainly given us a focus towards the end of the season that we've not had in a few years and the top six is still achievable as well.

"The boys are in a good place, really excited.

"We're not putting too much pressure on ourselves and we're just going out to enjoy it."

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