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One Edinburgh player went to the Pro12 awards dressed in the most Scottish way possible

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne cross-bred a kilt with a pair of slacks.

THE PRO12 END of year awards ceremony was on in Dublin last night, and Edinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne was in town to accept the Young Player of the Year statue.

Being Scottish, his natural instinct was probably to kilt up but given that it is Ireland in May, the possibility of an impromptu monsoon caused him to improvise.

Higalgo-Clyne managed to capture the tartan essence of the kilt and seamlessly transport it into a traditional pair of trousers. A bigger achievement than Young Player of the Year, really…

Maire Treasa Ni Dhubhghaill, Al Kellock, Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Edinburgh Rugby receives the Guinness PRO12 young player of the year award from David Jordan

The thinking man’s kilt is much better for people who are worried about accidentally sitting on a beanbag chair and exposing themselves to a room full of people. This could be Hidalgo-Clyne’s real legacy, forget all that rugby stuff.

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