Gala prop McQuillin to train with pro’s

GALASHIELS, UNITED KINGDOM. - 23/03/13 : 'RBS Premiership'Caption:'Gala RFC v Melrose RFC''(Photo by  Rob Gray / Freelance / � 2013)
GALASHIELS, UNITED KINGDOM. - 23/03/13 : 'RBS Premiership'Caption:'Gala RFC v Melrose RFC''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance / � 2013)

Edinburgh Rugby have invited Gala RFC prop Ewan McQuillin (pictured) to train with the squad and provide front-row cover for the remainder of the season.

McQuillin was instrumental in the Maroons’ return to the top flight in 2011 and the RBS Scottish Cup triumph a year later, prompting interim head coach Stevie Scott to hand the 21-year-old the opportunity to train at Murrayfield Stadium as injury cover for elite development prop Alex Allan (leg).

Scott, said: “Ewan (McQuillin) has fitted in well with the squad and has coped with the increased physicality of professional rugby training.

“It’s a fantastic learning opportunity for him to improve as a player by testing himself against some of the top front-rows in the country in training, as well as push for a place in our squad for the remaining three games of the season.

“Scotland’s domestic divisions are the bedrock of rugby in this country so hopefully this call-up will also show other players in the amateur game that, if they work hard on their conditioning and are performing consistently for their club, then opportunities for Edinburgh Rugby can come their way.”