Edinburgh confirm signing of Pierre Schoeman on three-year deal

Loose-head prop has been a star performer for the Blue Bulls during this Super Rugby season

Pierre Schoeman in action for the Blue Bulls
Pierre Schoeman in action for the Blue Bulls Image courtesy: Rugby 365

EDINBURGH RUGBY have confirmed that South African loose-head prop Pierre Schoeman will join their roster for next season, with the 23-year-old former Junior Sprinbok joining the capital outfit on a three-year deal from the Blue Bulls at the end of the current Super Rugby campaign.

“He’s a good ball carrier, a good set-piece player and he’ll add real strength in depth to our loose-head ranks. We lose a lot of guys to international duty and a bit like our signing of [Italian tight-head] Pierto Ceccarelli earlier in the week, it gives us very, very good cover when the international guys are away. But he’s also a guy who will compete to start [when the international players are also available],” said Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill.

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“Pierre has shown his quality in Super Rugby and we’re excited to see what he’ll bring to what is an already strong Edinburgh front-row. He’s a young, dynamic prop, who has a big future ahead of him,” the coach added.

Schoeman represented South African Schools before joining the Blue Bulls in 2010. In 2014, he was named in the South African Under-20 squad for the Junior World Championship held in New Zealand where he scored against Scotland in a 61-5 group stage victory.

He has played a central role for the Bulls in this Super Rugby season, starting in all six of the Pretoria-based side’s 2018 fixtures and registering a man-of-the-match performance in their 33-23 victory over the Stormers last weekend.

“I am truly honoured and excited to join Edinburgh. It’s a beautiful city filled with tradition and culture,” said the player. “I can’t wait to pursue my dreams and give all my effort, time and attention to Edinburgh and its supporters. I am forever grateful to the Bulls and its fans and I thank them for their support over the years.”

That was the month that was: March 2018


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