Edinburgh Rugby sign South African lock Andries Ferreira

Edinburgh have moved to strengthen their pack options with the signing of second-row forward Andries Ferreira.

New Edinburgh signing Andries Ferreira in Super Rugby action for the Bulls against the Jaguares earlier this year.
New Edinburgh signing Andries Ferreira in Super Rugby action for the Bulls against the Jaguares earlier this year.

The South African was most recently with the Blue Bulls and is well known to Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill after playing under him at French club Toulon in 2016-17.

Ferreira, 30, has signed a one-year deal and provides cover for the absent Grant Gilchrist and Fraser McKenzie who are both out with long-term injuries.

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Cockerill said: “He’s a big man that has played plenty of rugby at a high level, while his work ethic and attitude are a good fit for the culture we have in place here at Edinburgh Rugby.”

Ferreira, who has also played for Cheetahs and Lions, and Italian side Zebre, said: “I’m really eager to get back playing again and make my mark in the Guinness Pro14. It’s a great competition with some brilliant players involved.

“I obviously know coach Cockerill from my time with Toulon. He really sold me on the club.”

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