Edinburgh centre Cameron Hutchison signs up

Wednesday 26 April 2023 Written by: Adam

The 24-year-old has made 21 appearances for Scotland’s capital club, scoring a decisive try in their Heineken Champions Cup victory away to Castres in January.

Born in Birmingham, Hutchison was schooled in North Berwick and captained Scotland Under-19s. Going on to shine for Scotland Under-20s, he spent a season with French club Stade Nicois before scoring on his Edinburgh debut against Ulster in 2021.

Standing at 1.82m (6 feet) and weighing 102kg (16 stone 1), , Hutchison is known for his no-nonsense approach to the game, with interim head coach Mark Laycock saying: “Cammy has been on our radar for quite a while, from when he was back playing for Heriot’s.

“He’s a strong, physical ball-carrier who is a really good gain-line option, and he’s clearly been developing his distribution skills. He’ll give us a good foundation, his core skills are strong and he just offers us that gain-line threat to get us going forward as a team.”

Hutchison said: “It’s a really exciting opportunity to play in the Gallagher Premiership and it’s a new challenge for me after playing in the URC with Edinburgh.

“It’s a league I’ve always followed and watched over the years, and with Newcastle being so close to the Scottish border it’s almost a home from home. I can stay connected with family, and my parents actually used to live in Newcastle as well as my brother going to uni there, so it’s a place I’ve already got an affinity with.”

Elaborating on his rugby journey so far, the centre said: “I was born in England but moved up to Scotland when I was two, when the family re-located to North Berwick. It’s a lovely spot out on the coast near Edinburgh and it’s a rugby-mad town, so that was a great place to be brought up.

“I went to school there and had my last two years at Heriot’s before joining Edinburgh’s academy, having a year out in France and then coming back to take up a pro contract with Edinburgh, but I’ve now got this new challenge with Newcastle which I’m really looking forward to.”

Giving supporters an idea of what to expect, he added: “I’m direct and physical as a player, so I just get my head down and try to graft for the team.

“I’m not the guy running them in from 80 metres out, but my job is to try and give quick go-forward ball so the guys on the wing can do their thing.”

[**Click here**][1] to watch some of Cameron Hutchison’s highlights.

Hutchison becomes the Falcons’ ninth new signing this summer, joining Murray McCallum (Edinburgh), Bryan Byrne (Bristol), Tim Cardall (Melbourne Rebels), Ollie Leatherbarrow (Exeter Chiefs), Kiran McDonald (ex-Munster), John Kelly (Doncaster), Josh Bainbridge (Coventry) and Ben Redshaw (academy) under incoming head coach Alex Codling.

Season tickets for 2023-24 are on sale now by [**clicking here**][2].


**Born:** 1/6/98

**Height:** 1.82m (6 feet)

**Weight:** 102kg (16 stone 1)

**Honours:** Scotland U20s, 19s, 18s

[1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxaIAdBgCj0&t=4s
[2]: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons/EDP/Season/Index/1850?returnUrl=/newcastle-falcons/Seasons/Seasons