Cardiff Blues 'bolster pack' with signing of Bristol's Edwards

BJ Edwards
BJ Edwards has already linked up with his new Blues' teammates in the Welsh capital after arriving on loan from Bristol

Cardiff Blues have brought in lock BJ Edwards on a short-term loan from Premiership club Bristol.

The Welsh-qualified second-row has already linked up with Blues and is available for their Pro12 clash in Glasgow on 7 January.

Blues head coach, Danny Wilson, said 22-year-old Edwards would provide essential cover.

"BJ is a promising, Welsh qualified player and has represented Bristol in the Premiership A-League," said Wilson.

"With George Earle's suspension and the injuries we have in the back-five of the pack it was important we brought in another player.

"He will provide much needed cover for a few weeks while the likes of Josh Turnbull and Seb Davies are side-lined."

Edwards joined Bristol from from Eastern Suburbs in Australia in the summer.

Regarded as a physical and athletic second-row, Edwards previously represented Queensland County before coming through the Eastern Suburbs ranks.

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