Reds sign replacement for Horwill
Cape Town - The Reds have locked up a replacement for the departing James Horwill by signing Rebels lock Cadeyrn Neville.
The 26-year-old has made 44 Super Rugby appearances since making his
debut in 2012, and will fill the gap left by former Wallaby skipper
Horwill, who is off to Harlequins at the end of the season.
While Neville is uncapped, he has been called into train with the
Wallabies on a number of occasions, and Reds coach Richard Graham
believes he has the size and potential to flourish in Brisbane.
"I have had my eye on Cadeyrn for a number of seasons back as far as
2011 when he was reasonably new to his rugby career,” said Graham.
"At a touch over 2m tall and 120kg, he is a big man. We’ve seen over
the past few seasons that a lot of tight-five forwards have been poached
by overseas clubs, however Cadeyrn has aspirations here in Australia
and he believes the best environment for him to achieve those is here at
"James (Horwill) has been a significant part of the Reds program
since 2006, but at some stage his career at Ballymore was going to end.
"Due to his transparency and willingness to work with the Reds, it
provided us with time to go about our recruitment. This has allowed us
to search and attract a very good replacement in Cadeyrn."
“I’m looking forward to joining a team and forward pack, in
particular, with many experienced Wallabies and some talented
up-and-comers,” added Neville.