Scarlets draft in Adriaanse
August 25, 2012
Jacobie Adriaanse will add to the Scarlets' resources © Getty Images
The Scarlets have bolstered their front-row with the signing of South African right-head Jacobie Adriaanse.
Adriaanse joins from Super Rugby side the Lions and will link up with the Scarlets after the end of the Currie Cup. He has penned a three-year deal and will compete with Deacon Manu for a spot in the first team.
Scarlets boss Simon Easterby was thrilled with his new signing. Easterby said: "This is an important signing for us and we're really pleased Jacobie is joining us both in terms of his technical ability and to broaden our strength in this area of our squad. We know that he'll have a positive impact for us going forward adding real strength to our pack this season.
"Securing someone of his ability and track-record is in line with our philosophy to carefully research, manage and target the right players to bring into our set-up. We want to add to and enhance the talent and experience we have here and bring players to the Scarlets shirt that fit with our ambitions over the next two to three years.
"These players need to contribute not only in terms of performance and our focused targets for our three competitions this season and next, but also contribute to the wider development of our squad - particularly our next generation players."
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