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Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby have announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement over the future of the capital’s professional team, which will return to Scottish Rugby’s ownership.

With immediate effect, Scottish Rugby’s agreements with Edinburgh Rugby Limited and its holding company, Murrayfield Sport and Leisure Limited have been terminated by mutual consent.

Both Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby have agreed to drop all claims against each other and, also with immediate effect, Scottish Rugby will be responsible once more for professional rugby in the capital.

Scottish Rugby will now establish a new professional team to replace Edinburgh Rugby, which will include all existing players and the majority of the management and backroom staff.

Both parties have agreed that acting Managing Director for Edinburgh Rugby Limited, Dean Lewis, and coach Lyn Howells will not be transferring to the new Edinburgh team.

Scottish Rugby has begun the process of assessing the coaching and management requirements for the new pro team and, as an interim measure, Henry Edwards, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Player Development, will act as the team’s interim head coach.

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