NORTH Berwick rugby ace Lewis Carmichael has agreed a new two-year deal with Edinburgh Rugby.

The 22-year-old is a former North Berwick High School pupil and product of the town's rugby club, where he represented the 1st XV before moving to Premiership side Melrose. 

Despite the club's lock stocks including Scotland caps Ben Toolis and Grant Gilchrist, experienced campaigner Anton Bresler and club skipper Fraser McKenzie, Carmichael has made 21 appearances for the club, and scored in the 78-0 win over Krasny Yar on Friday evening. 

The promising lock - equally at home in the back-row - spent time with now-defunct Super Rugby side Western Force earlier this year. 

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And some impressive performances for the Perth-based side saw the 22-year-old county ace called into the senior Scotland squad for their summer tour, although he did not feature in a match. 

He is the second player this week to have committed his long-term future to the club, following fellow academy product and Scotland U20 cap Jamie Ritchie. 

Carmichael said: "I’m really excited to extend my time in Edinburgh. I’ve loved every minute here and it’s an exciting time to be part of the club.

Richard Cockerill, Edinburgh Rugby head coach, added: “We’re delighted that he’s chosen to stay here in Edinburgh to be part of what we’re building on and off the field.”