Edinburgh: Cuthbert, Fife and Brown sign new contracts

Jack Cuthbert and Dougie Fife

Edinburgh trio Jack Cuthbert, Dougie Fife and Tom Brown have signed new two-year contracts with the Murrayfield side.

Full-backs Cuthbert and Brown and wing Fife are all now tied to the club until the summer of 2016.

"Attracting and retaining quality Scottish players is absolutely critical for us, and is central to our vision," said head coach Alan Solomons.

"So it's fantastic news for the club that these three have re-signed."

Solomons feels the three backs have "played an invaluable role in the progress" Edinburgh have made this season.

"It's terrific to see them commit to Edinburgh Rugby for a further two seasons," he said.

"We have good synergy and spirit in our squad, which is vital to realise our vision and build a sustainable club."

Former Bath player Cuthbert is pleased with the "good direction" Edinburgh are taking.

"It's great to be part of a team that's so young and so eager to keep improving," said the 26-year-old.

"We've got a really good group here and I think we're building something special.

"It's just going to take a bit more grit, with some tough months to come as we look to take the club in a positive direction."

Edinburgh full-back Tom Brown
Brown has been with Edinburgh since 2010

Like Cuthbert, Fife and Brown have one senior Scotland cap while the latter two turned professional with Edinburgh.

"I'm from Edinburgh and this is where I've always wanted to play so I'm delighted to be staying on," explained 24-year-old Brown. "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

"The coaches have brought a really good structure to our game. The players are buying into it and I think that, together, we'll make strides in the coming months and years."

Fife, 23, is currently recovering from hand ligament damage sustained in March.

"Every year this club has helped me develop so much, and I feel that the coaches we have will help me take another step forward in the coming season," he added.