Duhan van der Merwe: Worcester sign Edinburgh and Scotland winger for 2021-22

After scoring on his Scotland debut towards Georgia at Murrayfield in October, Duhan van der Merwe followed up with extra tries towards Italy and Ireland

Worcester Warriors comprise signed Scotland’s Duhan van der Merwe from Edinburgh for the 2021-22 season.

The 25-three hundred and sixty five days-aged 6ft 4ins, 16st winger, who made his Scotland debut in October, is their first signing for subsequent duration of time.

“He’s a player who locations bums on seats,” stated director of rugby Alan Solomons. “Our fans are surely in for a treat.

“Duhan is an X-component player. It is fully wise news for the membership that he has determined to affix us right here. He is a superb abilities.”

The signing announcement is a successfully timed filip for Warriors, who lost 5 video games in a row in the Premiership and European Field Cup till four aspects from the Covid-cancelled Fresh Year’s Day fixture with Harlequins lifted them off the foot of the desk.

The youthful brother of Sale Sharks hooker Akker van der Merwe, the native South African had to total a three-three hundred and sixty five days Scotland residential qualification at Edinburgh following his bound there from Montpellier.

Nonetheless he made a strive-scoring debut for Scotland towards Georgia at Murrayfield sooner than adding extra tries towards Italy in Florence and then Ireland in Dublin.

“I factor in he could presumably maybe comprise a huge impact,” added Solomons. “He has now established himself at global level, he has tempo and strength and is a world-class finisher. And he could presumably maybe be a necessary-class bloke.”

Van der Merwe joins fellow Scotland internationals Cornell du Preez and Duncan Weir, who has been targeted for a return to Glasgow, at Sixways.

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