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Professional contract for former Gala star

Two of Scotland’s brightest rugby stars have been snapped up for another two years by Edinburgh Rugby.

19 year old Harry Leonard and 20 year old Gregor Hunter will stay at Murrayfield until 2014 after impressing during their time there.

Other Edinburgh players who have committed to a future with the club include Captain Greig Laidlaw, and forward units David Denton, Stuart McInally, Sean Cox and Steven Turnbull.

Michael Bradley, the head coach at Edinburgh, said: “Harry [Leonard] and Gregor [Hunter] are both quality individuals and I’m delighted that they have committed their future to Edinburgh Rugby.

“Both players have already displayed a dynamism and flair to create opportunities for the players around them as well as the composure to control games with territorial and positional awareness, well beyond their years.

“At just 19 and 20 this is a crucial stage in their development in the number 10 jersey and I’m sure that they will both benefit from having such a close competitor here at the club.”

Both Hunter and Leonard have come from Scottish Rugby’s elite development programme (EDP).

Leonard however was born in Brighton and qualified for the programme through his Glaswegian mother.  He spent 18 weeks in Christchurch, New Zealand with the EDP programme and was recently the Scottish captain for the Under 20s in the 6 Nations.

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