Edinburgh Rugby have added to their portfolio of players from coach Alan Solomons’ former team, Southern Kings, with the signing of one-time Springbok sevens star, Andries Strauss
The 29-year-old centre has also represented the Springboks in a match against the Barbarians and key to the perceived need for another import possibly lies in recent remarks made by Solomons to the South African media when he spoke of “not much depth” for Scotland to pick from.
There are now five Solomons prodigies plus two other South Africans he inherited at Edinburgh as well as various other nationalities. The latest centre signing raises doubts about Scotland’s Matt Scott whose hand injury is taking longer to heal than anticipated.
• Former Scotland and Lions selector Alec Harper has died at the age of 88. A funeral service for Mr Harper, who was head of PE at Trinity Academy, will be held at Mortonhall Crematorium on Friday at 2pm.