South joins Edinburgh on loan

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Exeter Chiefs lock Stan South has today joined Edinburgh Rugby on a short-term loan deal. Picture:

By Mark Stevens

Edinburgh Rugby have today completed the signing of Exeter Chiefs lock Stan South on a short-term loan.

South, 23, makes the move north from Sandy Park, whom he joined from Harlequins at the start of the current campaign.

The 6ft 5in former England U20 lock has made four appearances for the Chiefs, the most recent of which came yesterday when he came off the bench to feature in the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final against his former club.

On joining the club on loan, South, said: “I want to play a high standard of rugby and continue to develop as a player.

“Edinburgh have a great reputation and the coaches at the club will no doubt help me achieve this. I’m looking forward to linking up with the squad.”

Head Coach Richard Cockerill, added: “We’re obviously a little light in the second-row position during this period due to international selection, so it’s brilliant that we’ve been able to bring in a player of Stan’s quality.

“He’s a really strong ball carrier who clearly brings a level of physicality to that position group. We’re delighted to get this deal done ahead of a vital run of fixtures.”

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