Highlanders sign SA prop

2014-10-01 09:08
Ross Geldenhuys (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has signed a deal with New Zealand Super Rugby franchise, the Highlanders.

According to the Highlanders' official website, Geldenhuys is one of seven new signings made by the Dunedin-based franchise.

The others are props Brendon Edmonds, Pingi Tala’apitaga, Josh Hohneck, hooker Ash Dixon, loose forward Dan Pryor and lock Mark Reddish.

Geldenhuys, 31, previously represented the Golden Lions, EP Kings and Western Province. He has been playing for Tasman in New Zealand's ITM Cup this year.

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph said the addition of some much needed bulk up front was essential for the team.

“One of the learnings that came out of last season was the pressure we received at set piece in the final stages of the competition. We have selected players with that in mind and who we think can improve our team in that area. All players have a real desire to be part of the Highlanders which is exciting for them and for us as we welcome them on board," said Joseph.

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