Rugby – Andress signs for Munster

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Edinburgh Rugby has today confirmed that tight-head prop John Andress (32) will be returning to Ireland to join Munster next season.

Irish age grade international Andress has spent two seasons in the black and red since arriving from Worcester, following spells at Harlequins and Exeter.

He has made 48 appearances for the club, since making his debut in the away win over Munster in September 2014, notching up a try in the defeat of Ospreys at the start of this season.

Andress said: “I’ve really valued my time here. My game has really improved through the coaching, we’ve a great group of players and backroom staff and I’ve no doubt the club will build on the momentum from this season and go on to do bigger and better things.

“I’ve obviously enjoyed my time at the club immensely and, being on 48 caps, it would be great to leave having achieved my fiftieth cap and be able to mark my time here in such a special way.”

Head coach Alan Solomons said: “John is an experienced scrummaging tighthead, who has made a valuable contribution to the club over the past two seasons.

“He is a good bloke, an excellent team man and a pleasure to coach. We wish him every success in his new venture.”

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