Wasps Confirm The Signing Of Springboks Star
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Wasps have confirmed the signing of South African international Juan De Jongh, who will join up with the English outfit after completing the Super Rugby season with the Stormers.
The 29-year-old centre has won 19 caps for the Springboks since making his try-scoring international debut against Wales on 5 June 2010. De Jongh was also a member of the South African Sevens team that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Ahead of his move to the Premiership finalists, De Jongh said:
“I can’t wait to play for such an amazing club as Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and am relishing the ultimate challenge that lies ahead. Wasps has an incredible pedigree and some phenomenal players, and working with everyone there is going to help me improve my game.
“From everything I’ve heard, Wasps sounds like a fantastic place and a perfect fit for any top end athlete to be. Having watched their last couple of games, I believe there is a lot to look forward to at the club.
“Hopefully I can add some experience and energy to an already well-established and talented side and hopefully we can start pushing towards European and Premiership success. I am 100% focused on what I want to achieve on the field next season and can’t wait to get started.”
“For the next couple of months, I remain totally committed to the Stormers and to achieving our goals. It would be one of the highlights of my career if I could be part of a team that again reached the Super Rugby finals.”