Edinburgh sign Henry Immelman from Montpellier

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill

Edinburgh have confirmed the signing of Henry Immelman from French club Montpellier ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Born in South Africa, Immelman started his career with Free State Cheetahs and also featured for CUT Ixias in the 2016 Varsity Cup. He featured for Currie Cup side between 2013 to 2016 before switching to Montpellier ahead of the 2016/17 season.

The 26-year-old has made 75 appearances for the French club scoring 13 tries.

“I was really excited when I heard about Edinburgh being interested in me. After five seasons in France, I was considering a new experience in another league, so it was a no brainer," he told the club's official website.

“It’s an amazing club with a lot of history and, after speaking to Richard Cockerill [Edinburgh Head Coach], the vision was clear where they saw me fitting in and how I can contribute.

“The PRO14 – especially with the potential for the four new South African sides joining next season – will be a really great league to be part of and hopefully we’ll see Edinburgh do great things.

“I just want to get there, do my best, play rugby and experience a new home, a new competition and see what I can give back to Edinburgh.”

Edinburgh started their Rainbow Cup campaign with a 24-18 win over Zebre and will face Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium next on 7th May.