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Edinburgh bags Pumas star

  • 31 Dec 2013
Carl Bezuidenhout will look to grow his skills abroad Carl Bezuidenhout will look to grow his skills abroad

Pumas flyhalf Carl Bezuidenhout has been signed by Scottish club Edinburgh.

Bezuidenhout joined Edinburgh’s training on Monday, not long after the 27-year-old helped the Pumas secure the 2013 first division title and win their Currie Cup status back by defeating the Griquas.

Bezuidenhout was also part of the Sharks’ Currie Cup squad in 2008 who lifted the premiership division title.

‘Playing in Europe is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now, I just needed the break and this is it,’ said Bezuidenhout on the official Edinburgh Rugby website.

‘It’s a fantastic opportunity for a new experience; different rugby, different people, different cultures, it’s all very appealing to me and I’m really glad I’m here.

‘Hopefully I’ll get a chance out on the paddock soon to play my natural game and kick on from there.’

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons was pleased with the arrival of the South African playmaker.

‘Carl [Bezuidenhout] has performed really well for the Pumas and played a pivotal role in their Currie Cup success this year.

‘His game management is very good, he’s got a good boot out of hand and for goal, and is very athletic.

‘He now has an excellent opportunity to show us what he is capable of, while also solving an immediate issue in that we are desperately short of fly-halves.’

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