NEWS: Petrie to leave Edinburgh Rugby

Managing Director, Jonny Petrie, is to leave the club to take up a role with Ulster Rugby.

Petrie, who joined Edinburgh in July 2015, has overseen significant change during his three years in charge and leaves with the best wishes of all at Edinburgh and Scottish Rugby.

Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay, said: “Jonny can be proud of his achievements during his time with Scottish Rugby.

“He has helped to create a strong club identity which is proving more successful on and off the pitch. We wish Jonny the best of luck and he leaves with our thanks for all his efforts.

“Edinburgh Rugby is in a great position just now and is an attractive proposition with an exciting period of development, including a new stadium project, ahead.”

Jonny Petrie said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Edinburgh and am grateful for the opportunities and challenges it has presented me with.

“My thanks to Dominic and all the senior executives at Scottish Rugby who I have worked closely with to support our wider ambitions for the club in recent years.

“I’d like to wish Richard Cockerill, the players and coaches the best of luck for the future and I’d also like to recognise the huge amount of work that goes in behind the scenes to help move Edinburgh forward as a club, and to realise its potential within a great rugby city.”

Scottish Rugby will now start the process of appointing Jonny’s replacement.