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Transfer News: Edinburgh close in on Springbok forward

Edinburgh Rugby are close to finalising the signing of South African prop Pierre Schoeman but talk of a move for Leicester Tigers back-row Luke Hamilton is wide of the mark, reports The Scotsman.

Primarily a loosehead, Schoeman – currently with Super Rugby side Bulls – has previously been linked with Sale Sharks and Glasgow Warriors but could now join Richard Cockerill’s side at the end of the current campaign.



In December, Cockerill brought in Matt Shields from Rotherham, and Samoan international prop Jordan Lay, but the latter joins Bristol in the summer.

Talk of a move for Hamilton, however, has been played down, with the BBC reporting that Edinburgh have “no desire and limited budget” to bring in additional back-row players.

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