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Mitch Eadie

Mitch Eadie
Birth nameMitchell Eadie
Date of birth (1992-07-06) 6 July 1992 (age 27)[1]
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Notable relative(s)Jim Eadie (father)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Back Row
Number Eight
Current team Northampton Saints
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010-17
2011-12
2017-
Bristol Rugby
Clifton
Northampton Saints
131
17
10
(185)
(20)
(0)
Correct as of 2 June 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-13 Scotland U20 9 (0)
Correct as of 3 April 2018

Mitch Eadie is a professional rugby union player who will join Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints after signing from Bristol Rugby earlier this season.[2][3][4]

Son of Bristol Rovers F.C. Jim Eadie, Mitch nearly followed in his father's footstep with the round ball game but soon developed a keen interest in the oval ball and impressed Bristol Rugby coach Liam Middleton.[5]

Joining Bristol aged just 18, the utility forward has since racked up 131 appearances for the West Country side, scoring 37 tries in that time.[6]

Qualifying for Scotland U20, Eadie played for the age-group side nine times between 2011 and 2013.[6]

Eadie secured a regular place within the Bristol starting line up in years to come while the side played in the RFU Championship, scooping Players' Player of the Year from his peers at the club on two occasions.[3]

He helped the side secure promotion to the Aviva Premiership after trying for seven years at the end of the 2015/16 season.[7]

Despite their promotion to the Premiership, Bristol struggled in the 2016/17 season and will be playing in the RFU Championship again in 2017/18 despite Eadie and his side's best efforts.[8] The side knew they faced relegation in round 20 of this season's Aviva Premiership but Eadie was determined to battle on and perform for the Bristol fans in the season's closing games, stating the players "owe[d] it to the fans".[9]

It was announced on February 2nd, 2017, that Eadie would leave his long-term home of Bristol to join Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints for the 2017/18 season alongside fellow Bristol Rugby player Jamal Ford-Robinson.[8][10]

References

  1. ^ "Mitchell William Eadie". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ "Squad Player". 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Saints sign duo into squad". www.northamptonsaints.co.uk.
  4. ^ [www.northamptonsaints.co.uk]
  5. ^ "Young Gun: Mitch Eadie – Bristol No.8 - The Rugby Paper". www.therugbypaper.co.uk.
  6. ^ a b "All time stats Mitchell Eadie". Statbunker.
  7. ^ "Bristol Rugby secure promotion despite defeat on home turf".
  8. ^ a b Cotton, Steven (6 May 2017). "It's official: Bristol Rugby have been relegated to the Championship".
  9. ^ "Bristol Rugby's Mitch Eadie: We owe the fans one last big performance". 5 May 2017.
  10. ^ Cotton, Steven (2017-05-05). "Departing Mitch Eadie on a potential Bristol Rugby return: Never say never". bristolpost. Retrieved 2017-06-28.