Munster sign tighthead prop

Date published: March 29 2016

Munster have completed the signing of experienced prop John Andress, who will arrive from Edinburgh ahead of next season, the latter confirmed.

The Irish age grade international has spent two seasons at Edinburgh since joining them from Worcester, following spells at Harlequins and Exeter.

Tighthead prop Andress has made 48 appearances for the PRO12 side, since making his debut in the away win against Munster in September 2014.

"I've really valued my time here. My game has really improved through the coaching, we've a great group of players and backroom staff and I've no doubt the club will build on the momentum from this season and go on to do bigger and better things," he told Edinburgh's website.

"I've obviously enjoyed my time at the club immensely and, being on 48 caps, it would be great to leave having achieved my fiftieth cap and be able to mark my time here in such a special way."

Head coach Alan Solomons added: "John is an experienced scrummaging tighthead, who has made a valuable contribution to the club over the past two seasons.

"He is a good bloke, an excellent team man and a pleasure to coach. We wish him every success in his new venture."