EDINBURGH loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman has singed a new long-term deal at the club.

The South African joined Edinburgh Rugby from Blue Bells in 2018 and has since become a key player in Richard Cockerill's team.

The exact length of the new deal is currently unknown, with Edinburgh simply stating that the contract is "long-term".

Schoeman told the club's website: "I’ve very excited to stay in Edinburgh. It’s been a year and a half since I arrived and I’ve enjoyed it so much.

"It’s a very professional and hard-working team and I’m incredibly excited for a long future at the club. The environment here brings the best out of me.

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"It was a really easy decision for me. Scotland is a beautiful country and for me and my wife, we want to build a future here. I can’t wait to contribute to the success of this team."

Schoeman, 25, was named Edinburgh's Best Newcomer and Player of the Season last term and has scored two tries in 31 appearances for the capital club.

Head coach Richard Cockerill added: “We’re delighted that Pierre has re-signed. He typifies the culture and attitude of Edinburgh Rugby.

"He’s a good man who works hard every day and it shows that we’re building an environment that people want to be part of."