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edinburgh_gunner
06-04-06, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Edinburgh Gunners official website@ 6th April 2006

Edinburgh Gunnersí centre Matt Dey has re-signed for the capital pro-team for a further two years.

He joined Edinburgh from Heriotís in season 2003-04 having helped the Goldenacre outfit lift the BT Cup the previous season. This year he has played in 11 matches for the Gunners.

He made his senior Scotland debut in the uncapped match against Super 12 outfit New South Wales Waratahs on the 2004 summer tour of Australasia, having joined the party as injury cover.

On re-signing with the club, Matt said: ďIím very happy to have signed again. Weíve got great players at this club and I really think we are going places. Iíve enjoyed my time with Edinburgh and at the moment I donít want to play for anyone else.

ďThis is a great time to be involved in Scottish rugby and Iím really pleased that Iíve managed to string a good run of games together recently. I started off playing in the match 22 and then moved into the starting line-up which was fantastic. Long may it continue,Ē he added.

Gunnersí head coach Todd Blackadder said: ďItís good news for us. Matt is starting against Cardiff tomorrow so what better way to go into a match than knowing youíve re-signed with the club.

ďHeís a strong player and I think he has got a lot of potential for the future. Iím sure that by re-signing Matt we will see him deliver big things for us in the years to come,Ē he added.

Matt will start at inside centre against Cardiff Blues in tomorrow (Friday 7 April) nightís Celtic League clash at Murrayfield.

More good news for Edinburgh. Looks like Blackadder wants to build for the future, even though he won't be here and it's poisitive action by the SRU and hopefully a few more new faces in the summer.

I think the players that have had their deals renewed so far are:

Matt Dey
Scott Murray
Alan Jacobson
Mike Blair
Simon Webster
Hugo Southwell
Chris Paterson
Ally Hogg
Ally Kellock
Phil Godman
Simon Cross


Rory Lawson is to join Gloucester at the end of the season though.

Looks like we're going to grow as a team over the next years and hopefully we'll win the league at some point and do something in the Heineken Cup.