Only one pro club in Scotland that participates in island wide professional games and they have to steal one of our most promising props… poor Cheetahs…
Sports 24 says Free State Cheetahs powerhouse (25) will join Edinburgh after this season’s Super Rugby season ends for three years. For a team used to often losing good players to the Sharks this must come as a massive blow after they had spent two seasons relatively free of player losses.
Edinburgh Rugby head coach Michael Bradley said: “We’re delighted to have signed WP Nel for the next three seasons; a player of the calibre, experience and expertise that we seek to attract to the club and to serve our ambitions to put Edinburgh Rugby among the top clubs in Europe.
“He has a lot of experience for a 25-year-old prop and will bring a huge amount to our performance on the pitch and to the development of the talented young props we have at the club.”
At Edinburgh Nel will join up with British and Irish Lion Ross Ford, who he played against in the Cheetahs’ loss to the touring side in 2009.