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New signing links up with Northampton Saints squad

Northampton Saints have confirmed that new signing Heinrich Brüssow has joined up with the first-team squad after touching down in the UK.

The 31-year-old South Africa international put pen to paper on a deal to bring him to Franklin’s Gardens back in September, and following the conclusion of the Top League in Japan is immediately available for selection.

Brüssow, equally comfortable at flanker or No.8, had been playing his club rugby for Japanese side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes after eight years in Super Rugby playing for the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs.

He brings considerable experience with him to Franklin’s Gardens, having also been capped 23 times by the Springboks – three of those appearances coming against the British & Irish Lions in 2009.

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