Transfer News: Saints sign former South Africa Under-20 forward

Northampton Saints have today announce that hooker Michael van Vuuren has signed for the Club.

The English-qualified 27-year-old arrives at Franklin’s Gardens from Gallagher Premiership rivals Bath, but boasts a wealth of experience playing across the globe with stints at Free State Cheetahs, Stade Français, Eastern Province Kings, and Leicester Tigers also to his name.

Van Vuuren, a former South Africa Under-20 international, has racked up 25 Premiership appearances already, while he also played a part in London Irish’s promotion from the Championship last season while on loan with the Exiles.

“We’re thrilled to add Michael to our stable at hooker,” said Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd.

“He has experience beyond his years having played all over the world so he brings a wealth of knowledge with him to Northampton which I’m sure some of our younger hookers can tap into.

“He’s ripped into training already and will offer us some great competition for the shirt in that front row this season.”


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