Media Watch: Bradbury boost for bouncing Edinburgh

Paul Eddison
08 January 2020

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The good news keeps on coming for Edinburgh!

Most importantly of course they fired their way to the top of Conference B at the weekend with a huge win over depleted Isuzu Southern Kings, and now Magnus Bradbury is the latest player to re-sign.

Fellow Academy graduates George Taylor, Luke Crosbie and Lewis Carmichael have also re-signed in recent times, as well as the likes of Pierre Schoeman, now it’s the turn of Bradbury.

The 24-year-old back rower enjoyed a fine World Cup with Scotland and has continued where he left off with Edinburgh, in excellent news for the club.

Across in Glasgow, meanwhile, that man Leone is back! Fijian second row Leone Nakarawa is back in training since his return to the Warriors and told the Scotsman how it feels like he has returned home.

In Connacht, there will be some worried faces at the news that standout back-rower Colby Fainga’a could be on the move next season. French giants Lyon are lining up the Australian as a replacement for Liam Gill according to reports in France and in The42.ie.

Moving on to Wales and the BBC reports that Dragons forwards coach Ceri Jones has a good feeling about many of his charges being selected for the Guinness Six Nations.

The region is rocking at the moment after two festive wins, four this season in all, with the likes of Leon Brown, Ollie Griffiths and Taine Basham in fizzing form.

Sticking with Wales, quite unsurprisingly there is a battle on for in-form Gloucester teenager Louis Rees-Zammit.

The Rugby Paper are reporting though that Eddie Jones was quick out of the blocks in speaking to the Cardiff-born flyer before he scored five tries in two matches.

Jones is likely to change up his Six Nations squad and the London Evening Standard has the story that many of those Saracens players involved will be handled with respect by their club.

One player who will be of particular interest to Welsh fans is Liam Williams, who will return to the Scarlets next season. And it is now being reported that he may arrive at the Scarlets even sooner with Saracens potentially needing to reduce costs to comply with the salary cap.

And finally, Worcester have issued a positive statement on Michael Fatialofa’s condition, while all-round lovely bloke Sergio Parisse has confirmed his Test career will end in Rome.

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