Edinburgh recruit another Cheetah
22 May 2012
Izak van der Westhuizen has signed with Edinburgh and will join Cheetahs team-mate WP Nel there at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old Cheetahs lock has signed a two-year deal with the Scottish club and will move north once his commitments in South Africa conclude at the end of October.
‘I want to test myself against the top players in Europe so when I found out Edinburgh were looking for a player with my skill-set, I was desperate to sign,’ he said.
‘I’m really looking forward to joining the club. They’ve some real talent joining the squad and some quality Scottish players re-signed too so I think it’s the ideal time to be part of a really exciting squad.’
The Cheetahs are set to lose a number of forwards at the end of the current season. Apart from Van der Westhuizen and Nel, loose forward Ashley Johnson has signed with Wasps and lock George Earle will be linking up with Welsh club Scarlets.