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Edinburgh sign highly-rated Ulster wing Rory Scholes

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Edinburgh have clinched the signing of promising Ulster wing Rory Scholes on a two-year deal.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated by his Ravenhill employers but has been persuaded to cross the Irish Sea and join Alan Solomons' Gunners in the summer.

Scholes -- who has made 22 appearances for Ulster since joining the club from Belfast Harlequins in 2013 -- said: "The move to Edinburgh is a good challenge for me at this point in my career.

"I think they're a team on the up and that I can bring something to the squad. I'm really looking forward to coming over and getting to work.

"It looks as if it's an exciting place to be; it's a great club which is going in the right direction and that's something I want to be involved in.

"I've had some really positive conversations with Alan that ticked all the right boxes, and I've heard nothing but good reports about assistant coach Duncan Hodge - he's somebody I'm definitely looking forward to working with, and hope that he can help me develop and evolve my game.

"I can't wait to get over and get started."

The proven finisher has scored five tries in 13 appearances for Ulster this season and has also racked up 33 points in nine appearances for Ireland's Under-20s.

Solomons said: "We are pleased to welcome Rory to the club.

"He is a talented young player who, I have no doubt, will make his mark here at Edinburgh."