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RUMOUR | Huge Bok prop linked with Premiership switch

Gallagher Premiership club Harlequins are reportedly eager to sign Springbok and Stormers prop Wilco Louw.

Afrikaans newspaper Rapport reported that Louw is likely to head to England at the end of the year.

The report added that Louw and his agent had a meeting with ‘Quins coach Paul Gustard at The Cullinan in Cape Town, with the meeting in the hotel’s foyer ending in “broad smiles and firm handshakes”.

The 25-year-old tighthead prop is contracted to the Stormers until the end of the season and has been on the Cape franchise’s books since 2015, having previously spent time at the Bulls.

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Harlequins, meanwhile, have already secured the services of the Sharks’ Springbok centre Andre Esterhuizen.

The 25-year-old, who has played eight test matches for the Springboks, will join up with the London Club ahead of the 2020/21 season to bolster the side’s ball carrying options in the midfield.

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