Edinburgh have signed hooker Steven Lawrie once again to their team to strengthen it. The 27-year-old hooker left for Championship side Doncaster Knights in 2009 after four seasons in Edinburgh.

Lawrie’s form last season earned him Scotland A appearances against USA Eagles and Italy A. The Free Rugby Bet website have him down at 5/2 to make the first team.

“I’ve stayed a fan of Edinburgh while I’ve been away so it’s great to get the chance to come back,” he said.

Lawrie will compete with the likes of Ross Ford and Andrew Kelly for a starting place in Michael Bradley’s team.