Rugby

Edinburgh sign Kings stalwart

2014-01-06 10:24
Andries Strauss (Gallo)
Cape Town - Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons has lured another South African to Scotland, with Kings centre Andries Strauss his newest recruit.

Edinburgh announced via their official website that Strauss signed with them until the 2016 European summer.

The 29-year-old made 56 appearances in the southern hemisphere’s top tier, having plied his trade for the Cheetahs, Sharks and, most recently, under Solomons as stand-in captain at the Kings.

Strauss is the sixth South African to join Solomons at Edinburgh. The others are Kings loose forward Cornell du Preez, Stormers prop Wicus Blaauw, Cheetahs lock Izak van der Westhuizen, Cheetahs prop WP Nel and Pumas flyhalf Carl Bezuidenhout.

Strauss arrived in Edinburgh on Friday morning and will begin training with the squad on Monday.

Solomons welcomed the signing.

“This is very good news for Edinburgh Rugby," he said.

“Andries is a very mature player with a lot of Super Rugby and Currie Cup Premier Division experience. He did a fantastic job as captain for the Kings.

“He’s a big boy, is genetically strong and his conditioning is superb. He’s a natural athlete in that sense and will make a valuable contribution to Edinburgh Rugby, both in terms of playing and leadership."

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