Edinburgh hooker Cameron Fenton has signed for Heriot’s and looks set to become a key member of the Goldenacre club’s Super6 squad. The 24-year-old last played for Edinburgh in the Challenge Cup at the start of the year, and maintained a good fitness level during lockdown by working on two farms as well as training in his gym at home in Fife.

‘‘Initially it was quite hard as I had just come out of professional rugby and it's your life all the time,’’ Fenton said. ‘‘It took my body a while to adapt. I think I have been able to keep my body to a good standard.’’ Released by Edinburgh in the spring after three years with the team, Fenton will now renew his working relationship with assistant coach Fin Gillies, whom he knows from his time at Glasgow Hawks. Like Gillies, head coach Andrew Kelly also played professionally as a hooker, and the lure of working with two experts in his own position was one of the reasons why Fenton chose to join Heriot’s.

For their part, those coaches are sure that the new signing’s pro experience will be invaluable. “We are delighted that Cameron has joined us,” Kelly said. “He brings a wealth of professional knowledge and attitude to our squad.

‘‘Having Cameron increases the standard of an already competitive squad. All the coaches and management are looking forward to working with him."

All being well, Fenton’s debut should come at the end of next month, when the second season of Super6 gets under way with the so-called Sprint competition, in which each of the six teams plays each other once before the tournament culminates in a day of play-offs.

Heriot’s are at home to Stirling County in the opening round of Super6 Sprint matches, scheduled for Saturday 31 October.