Worcester’s Francois Hougaard set to join Premiership rival

Springbok scrum-half Francois Hougaard is on the verge of signing for Wasps from Worcester Warriors, according to the Mail Online.

Before his move to Sixways, Hougaard spent seven years with the Blue Bulls after beginning his career with Western Province.

In 2018 Hougaard committed his long-term future to Worcester Warriors by signing a new deal to keep him at Sixways until 2021, a contract which is now coming to an end.

The 46-cap playmaker had been linked with a move to Japan but is now set to make the shorter move across the Midlands.

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Worcester have already signed a replacement for Hougaard, with Willi Heinz and Will Chudley both moving to Sixways in the summer.

With No 9 Ben Vellacott leaving Wasps for Edinburgh, Wasps had been in the market for a scrum-half and are reportedly thrilled to sign Hougaard.


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