Frazer McKenzie's departure will leave Edinburgh short of options in the second row
Highly rated former Scotland-U19 captain Fraser McKenzie has agreed to join Sale Sharks from Edinburgh next season.
The 23-year-old second row has impressed for the Magners League club and put in a man-of-the-match performance against Northampton in the Heineken Cup.
McKenzie will play one of his final games for Edinburgh at home to Aironi tomorrow after becoming the latest player to sign up to Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond’s Sharks side for 2011-12.
Lock McKenzie joined Edinburgh in 2008 after representing his country at under-20 level during the IRB Junior World Championships.
Originally from Dunfermline, McKenzie played for the Scotland ‘A’ team in the IRB Nations Cup last summer and has trained with the Andy Robinson’s squad this season.
Diamond said: “He has had a good year playing for Edinburgh and our contacts north of the border rate him very highly.
“I have seen him in action myself and know he will fit into our plans taking the club forward.”
Meanwhile Edinburgh have signed hot prospect George Turner on an elite development contract.
Turner, 18, has represented Scotland U-18s and the hooker will link up with the squad on his return from spending 18 weeks on a Macphail Scholarship attached to Canterbury Crusaders in New Zealand.