Warriors bring in De Klerk from Cheetahs
July 23, 2014
Rossouw de Klerk is now at the Warriors © Getty Images
Glasgow Warriors have bolstered their options in the front-row with the signing of Rossouw de Klerk from the Cheetahs.
The move is subject to a visa and medical but he has signed a provisional two-year deal and will link-up with his new side by the end of the month. De Klerk made seven appearances for the Cheetahs in this year's Super Rugby competition and is relishing the chance to link-up with the Warriors.
"I'm delighted to have signed for the Warriors and I'm looking forward to playing in the Guinness PRO12 and European Rugby Champions Cup next season," de Klerk said. "It's always been an ambition of mine to play for a European club and I'm looking forward to going over to Scotland later this month and meeting my new teammates in Glasgow.
"I'm expecting tough competition to get into the team but that is a great challenge and something which really motivates me. Glasgow have made excellent progress over the last couple of seasons and I'm looking forward to being a part of that."
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: "To get a tight-head of Rossouw's quality into the club is fantastic and he'll add depth and competition to our front-row."
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