Edinburgh and Scotland centre Matt Scott will be Gloucester and Scotland centre Matt Scott from next season, it was announced today.
It’s a big blow for anyone (Peter Wright) who prefers not to see Andries Strauss clogging up Edinburgh’s midfield attack, but probably the right decision for Matt Scott the rugby player to expand his horizons. Hopefully he will flourish, like team-mates of the same vintage who can remember a swashbuckling Edinburgh attack, Greig Laidlaw and Tim Visser.
It does leave Edinburgh a little lightweight in midfield with the primary candidates in the centre the impressive Michael Allen (Irish) aforementioned journeyman Strauss (South African), Sam Beard (Kiwi), newcomer Chris Dean or Phil Burleigh – or indeed someone like Dougie Fife could perhaps do a job, but it is nothing more than makeshift.
Is there a centre out there you would like to see brought in?