Edinburgh has confirmed the signing of former New Zealand U20 wing Wes Goosen from the Hurricanes ahead of next season.
Goosen has played 66 games for the Hurricanes scoring 30 tries in Super Rugby, and has become known for his electric running and solid skill-set.
The South African-born flyer is looking forward to applying his skills in a new team environment.
“Supporters can expect consistency from me,” said Goosen.
“I’m a determined and selfless player who is hungry to make sure we take home the win. I’m looking forward to taking what I’ve learnt in my years in New Zealand and giving it my all in Edinburgh.
“I’m so excited and ready for a new challenge. From what I’ve heard, Edinburgh is an amazing place to live and the club seems like a perfect fit for me in my career right now.
“After speaking to Mike (Blair), it ended up being an easy decision. Edinburgh’s values aligned with mine and they are a family-oriented club too.”
Edinburgh coach Blair is delighted with his new signing and believes Goosen can add value to the club in several ways.
“We believe this is a fantastic signing and think Edinburgh supporters will love what they’re getting in Wes,” he said.
“He’s quick, explosive and a brilliant finisher to boot. He’ll bring a new dynamic to an already exciting back-three unit who’ve been impressive all season.
“Having someone of Wes’ experience in the squad will also be key in helping the development of our younger backs, who’ll all be pushing for more minutes next season.
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming Wes to Edinburgh this summer and I’m sure supporters will be excited to see him pull on the jersey and represent the club at DAM Health Stadium.”
Goosen is relishing the chance to play in the Champions Cup with his new club and is itching to make the move.
“I can’t wait to play in the Champions Cup. It makes the move even more exciting. I’m looking forward to meeting everybody and then getting into the season and giving it our all as a team,” he said.
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