Solomons signs ex-WP prop

2013-08-22 14:17
Wicus Blaauw (File)

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Cape Town - Edinburgh have bolstered their front-row resources ahead of the new season with the signing of former Stormers loosehead Wicus Blaauw.

Blaauw, 27, who has also represented Biarritz, is new coach Alan Solomons' first piece of recruitment and the former Kings coach is delighted with the signing.

"I've seen a lot of Wicus," Solomons said.

"He's played a lot of games at a high level, for both the Western Province and the Stormers, in South Africa's premier provincial and Super Rugby sides, as well in the French Top 14 and Heineken Cup. He's a very strong loosehead prop and is very good at his core roles, especially scrummaging. I believe he will be an asset to Edinburgh Rugby."

Blaauw added: "This is a great opportunity for me to immerse myself in the rugby culture in Edinburgh and become part of the rugby family at the club. It's a new challenge and I'm really looking forward to bringing something to the team, while I also think it's the right place to help me improve as a player. I love scrummaging, I love running with the ball, and I love tackling."

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