Edinburgh have been handed a huge boost ahead of this Friday’s Challenge Cup match against Wasps at BT Murrayfield with the re-signing of loosehead prop, Pierre Schoeman.
The 25-year-old South African – who has been a key member of Richard Cockerill’s squad since joining the club from Blue Bulls in the summer of 2018 – pens a new deal that sees him commit his long-term future to the capital club.
Named in the 2018/19 PRO14 Dream Team following a standout debut season at BT Murrayfield, Schoeman has so far scored two tries in 31 appearances.
Schoeman made his Edinburgh debut away to Ospreys in August 2018 and scored his first try for the club in the following month’s 17-10 home victory over Connacht.
An abrasive ball carrier with a high work-rate across the park, Schoeman’s standout performance against Glasgow Warriors in last December’s 1872 Cup second leg win at Scotstoun saw him pick up the Man of the Match.
The prop finished his maiden campaign at BT Murrayfield with two tries in 23 appearances, while his on-field form saw him named Edinburgh Rugby’s Best Newcomer and Player of the Season at the club’s annual end of season awards.