Breaking: Northampton Saints Announce Louis Picamoles’ Replacement

Done deal.

Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Springbok back-row Heinrich Brüssow. The 22 times capped Springbok has been without a club after deciding against renewing his deal with the Cheetahs following the close of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Saints boss Jim Mallinder had previously stated that they were working on bringing in a replacement for Louis Picamoles who departed for Montpellier in the summer. Brüssow will move to Northampton in January, following the completion of his commitments at Japanese club Docomo Red Hurricanes.

He will not be a direct replacement for Picamoles as he is predominantly lie a number seven. But his arrival will bolster the back-row, with Mitch Eadie and Teimana Harrison continuing to compete for the No.8 shirt vacated by Picamoles.

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