Transfer Shuffles & Prop Injuries

Seeing as there is nothing left for the Scottish teams to think about now the season is done, here are some transfer tidbits as attention turns to next season for the pro-teams and everyone else gets to thinking about the summer tours.

Edinburgh have signed Alex Grove to bolster their midfield and he will be on loan from Worcester till after the World Cup. This puts further pressure on the likes of Ben Cairns and John Houston who tend to shuffle about a bit having not pinned down one specific position. Still, he should offer a nice solid presence in the midfield.

Edinburgh have also signed Melrose man James King (another centre) and Dave Denton (back row) from Melrose and Accies.

I have to say when I saw the headline “Glasgow secure Edinburgh’s Grant” I thought, “Moffat are you mental?!” Not for the first time, I should add. But it turns out it was Edinburgh prop Ryan Grant who is moving west to Glasgow, not Roddy. He joins other new signings Robert Harley (lock) and Henry Pyrgos (Scrum half) at the Warriors, both of whom are coming from the age grade system.

Meanwhile Euan Murray has withdrawn from the tour of Argentina due to an ankle injury so his place will be taken by Geoff “15 seconds of fame” Cross. Cross’s vacant A team berth will be filled by ex-Montpellier/now Worcester man Bruce Douglas. Jon Welsh has also withdrawn from the A team with injury and his place will be taken by Ed Kalman.

I’ll be away from the Internet next week so if anything exciting happens you may miss out, but then so will I. A.D would fill you in, but I think he’s away schooling Canadians in the front row arts so Al or Gregor may have some excitement for you. Good luck to (a slightly bolstered) Currie next week, who take on Japan A at Malleny Park on Tuesday, 25 May, (7.30pm).

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