"Add to the Power" - Bath Confirm Signing of Leicester Prop Francois van Wyk - Ruck

“Add to the Power” – Bath Confirm Signing of Leicester Prop Francois van Wyk

Just a day removed from announcing the arrival of Leinster lock Ross Molony, Bath have confirmed the arrival of Leicester Tigers prop Francois van Wyk. The South African has more than 130 appearances in the Premiership, following spells with the Tigers and formerly Northampton Saints.

This season, van Wyk has scored four tries from loose-head prop, and also made his 50th cap in Tigers colours. Looking ahead to joining Bath, van Wyk said: “From when I first spoke to Johann, it was clear to me that I wanted to join the project at Bath. I have always enjoyed playing at The Rec and look forward to joining up with the squad for next season.” 

Leicester Tigers players Francois van Wyk during the warm up before the Gallagher Premiership rugby game between Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on December 31st- PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK

The loose-head prop played junior rugby for Western Province in his home city of Cape Town, before going on to play for Cape Town University side Ikey Tigers, where he played a key role in their title-winning 2011 Varsity Cup campaign.  

Van Wyk has also played in the Super Rugby league for Australian outfit Western Force.     

On adding van Wyk to his pack, van Graan said: “Francois will add to the power of our pack. He’s an experienced front row and experienced front rows are very valuable. I have been very impressed by Francois as a human being, and he will fit in very well at Bath.”