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Scotland centre Bennett swaps Glasgow for Edinburgh

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Scotland centre Bennett swaps Glasgow for Edinburgh

Scotland centre Mark Bennett is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season to join Pro12 rivals Edinburgh on a three-year deal.

The Olympic sevens silver medallist has scored 112 points in 64 appearances for Glasgow and won 19 international caps, including appearances from the bench in each of Scotland’s opening two Six Nations fixtures.

“A key factor in my decision was that there’s a young squad at Edinburgh, who are going in the right direction and I can feel like I can add to that,” said Bennett.

“At 24 I think I could be one of the older boys in the Edinburgh backline, which would be a new experience for me, but one that I’m looking forward to next season.

“The club as a whole seems to be heading in the right direction and I’m excited to be joining and contributing to the side’s progression over the next three years.”

Only the Pro12’s two Italian clubs keep Edinburgh off the foot of the Pro12 table, while 2015 champions Glasgow sit fourth.

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Scotland centre Bennett swaps Glasgow for Edinburgh