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Cardiff signal South African fly-half Tinus de Beer from Pumas

Tinus de Beer (R)
Tinus de Beer (R) has been a daily performer in South Africa’s Currie Cup

Cardiff have accomplished the signing of South African fly-half Tinus de Beer.

De Beer has been a long-term goal for the Arms Park crew who’ve misplaced each Wales stand-offs Jarrod Evans and Rhys Priestland this summer season.

Preliminary efforts to signal the 27-year-old from Currie Cup aspect the Pumas had been blocked by the Welsh Rugby Union, however the transfer has now come to fruition.

“I’m extraordinarily grateful to be right here. It’s a nice membership with nice historical past and nice tradition,” stated De Beer.

“It’s a membership that strives on taking part in engaging rugby and a membership that’s finally trying to win video games.”

He added: “I’m right here to play rugby, I am not right here for a trip or to show anybody improper or proper, I’m right here to work onerous with the boys.

“Within the URC I might like to make the play-offs so (long-term), retaining that in thoughts and dealing onerous in the direction of that objective.”

The participant’s company earlier confirmedexternal-link De Beer has signed and arrived in Cardiff on Friday.

De Beer was as soon as seen as a future Springbok when he was chosen for South Africa Faculties after which helped steer the Junior Boks to 3rd place within the Beneath-20s World Cup in 2015.

He broke into the Bulls senior crew and has been a daily within the Currie Cup ever since.

Discovering a brand new fly-half has been a precedence for Cardiff this summer season.

Evans was amongst 17 gamers to depart the Arms Park on the finish of final season when he signed for Harlequins after Cardiff had been unable to make a aggressive provide amid drastic cost-cutting.

Priestland has additionally left however has but to verify whether or not he’ll retire from the sport, whereas Cardiff missed out on signing both Sam Davies or Rhys Patchell.

Ben Thomas is one fly-half choice and is amongst a handful of gamers the membership introduced as having signed new contracts following a conclusion to the Dai Younger saga.

The director of rugby cut up from the membership by mutual settlement after allegations of bullying, in April, had been withdrawn resulting from inadequate proof. Younger firmly protested his innocence all through.

Wales lock Teddy Williams and Theo Cabango have agreed new offers, whereas Cardiff not too long ago introduced the signing of prop Rhys Litterick from Harlequins.

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