Mark Bennett: Edinburgh and Scotland center sign new deal with Capital Club

Bennett, 29, has enjoyed a stellar season, scoring eight goals in 15 games and winning a recall for Scotland after a three-and-a-half year absence.

He thrived under new coach Mike Blair and enjoyed a freedom of attack rarely seen under Blair’s predecessor, Richard Cockerill.

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Bennett joins international colleagues Pierre Schoeman, Luke Crosbie, Damien Hoyland and Grant Gilchrist to extend tenure with Edinburgh.

Mark Bennett has flourished under Mike Blair in Edinburgh. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)

Blair said: “I absolutely loved working with Mark this season. He really proved himself as a leader and we were very impressed with the way he behaved with our younger players as well.

“We all know Mark is a threat with the ball and that has been more evident than ever this season. His work speed in the park is exceptional and he also plays with a smile on his face which is really important.

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“We have a lot of young Scottish players developing into the team so having smart, experienced lads like Mark is absolutely crucial to the way we play. He will play a big role in both the 1872 cup decider and the URC play-offs.”

Bennett said: “I’m delighted to stay with Edinburgh Rugby. It’s a great place, we’re playing brilliant rugby and building a great home at DAM Health Stadium. I don’t want to be anywhere else.”

Edinburgh meet Glasgow Warriors in the second leg of the 1872 Cup at BT Murrayfield on Saturday. Mark Bennett: Edinburgh and Scotland center sign new deal with Capital Club

Matthew Hallett

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