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Edinburgh bring in overseas trio

17th February 2014 10:18

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Incoming: Allan Dell

Edinburgh have added a further hat-trick of overseas-based, Scottish-qualified players to their squad for the 2015-16 season.

Props Allan Dell and Simon Berghan and outside back Nick McLennan are all set to join up with Alan Solomons' squad.

Berghan and McLennan will arrive ahead of next season, while Dell is expected to land in the Scottish capital in the coming weeks, and will be immediately available for selection thereafter.

21-year-old Dell hails from South Africa's Eastern Cape, but both 23-year-old Berghan and 25-year-old McLennan grew up in New Zealand, winning age-group honours with Canterbury.

All are immediately qualified for Scotland through ancestry.

"Allan [Dell] is an outstanding talent. He is a good footballer, is very mobile, has good skills and a fantastic work rate," said Solomons.

"Simon [Berghan] is primarily a tighthead who has played for the Canterbury province in New Zealand's rugby heartland.

"He's a big strong boy who has every prospect of cutting it at a higher level.

"Finally Nick [McLennan] is a guy who has played a lot of ITM Cup rugby. He is a good footballer who is versatile, being equally at home at stand-off, full-back and wing."

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