Edinburgh have confirmed the recruitment of prop Luan de Bruin from English club Leicester Tigers.
The 28-year-old South African tighthead made over a half-century of appearances for the Cheetahs since his debut in the 2014 Super Rugby season, continuing with the side in the PRO14 after they joined the tournament three years later.
He signed for Leicester in 2020 but only made his debut in January earlier this year and has completed six run-outs for the club.
Commenting on his move, De Bruin said: ‘My first reaction to signing for Edinburgh was a mixture of excitement and just plain dumb struck.
‘I know Edinburgh play an entertaining, physical brand of rugby, which suits me, as I like the physical side of the game and love hard work.
‘I’m a huge believer in leaving something better. I like the dark arts, the scrums – the physical side. That’s what I would like to contribute to the team, a hard-working presence.’
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