Edinburgh Rugby’s Mike Blair is remaining silent on his future after announced he is leave the club at the end of the season.
Scotland’s most capped scrum half said he made the decision “a long time ago” and added that he would have regretted not taking to chance to experience a new club – despite Edinburgh’s historic progress to the Heineken Cup semi finals.
Admitting he has borne the brunt of some dressing room jokes since announcing his departure, Blair said: “It’s been absolutely fine, you get a bit of banter from the guys asking where you’re going and all that sort of stuff but it’s all good fun.
“I’ll let everyone know [where I’m going] as soon as I know myself.
“To be honest I made the decision a long time ago. I’ve had ten great years here and it was the opportunity to go away and do something a bit different. It would have been great to have my whole career at Edinburgh but I think I would have regretted it a little bit looking back and not having that chance to do something a little bit different.”
Blair has amassed 80 caps in the dark blue of Scotland during his time at Edinburgh and while he is focused on adding to that haul, he is setting himself no targets on how many he would like to win.
Blair said: “It’s not something you think about, you just think about the next game and try to perform to the best of your ability.
“There’s always an injury, another player or a non-selection around the corner so you just have to work as hard as you can, while hope that when you’ve given it up you can look back and see what you’ve achieved.”