Edinburgh sign Mike Willemse & Nick Haining

Edinburgh sign Mike Willemse & Nick Haining

Edinburgh Rugby have today confirmed the signings of former South African under-20 hooker Mike Willemse and back-row Nick Haining.

Willemse, 26, puts pen to paper on a two-year deal and will join the club following the conclusion of the current PRO14 campaign, while Haining will join the club from English Premiership side Bristol Bears also on a two-year deal.

Willemse made his Currie Cup debut during the same campaign as he came off the bench against the Sharks. The hooker was named in the Stormers Super Rugby squad for the 2014/15 season.

The Cape Town native joined current club Southern Kings in 2017 and has thus far made 36 appearances for the Port Elizabeth outfit, scoring five tries.

Haining joined Bristol from Jersey Reds at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, having been one of the Channel Islanders’ standout performers in the English Championship.

In his first year in the West Country, the back-row played a pivotal role in helping Bristol to an immediate return to the Premiership.

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