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Ackermann joins dad at Gloucester


  • 09 Aug 2017
Ruan Ackermann Ruan Ackermann

English club Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Lions loose forward Ruan Ackermann.

The 21-year-old will join his father, Johan, at the club ahead of the 2017-18 season in another considerable loss for the Lions and South African rugby.

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphrey welcomed the arrival of the youngster, who will join the club subject to visa clearance.

'We are pleased that we have been able to bring Ruan on board, and he will definitely complement our existing resources in the back row, an area where we have real strength in depth and competition for places.

'Johan, of course, knows all about the qualities that Ruan possesses, and Ruan himself knows exactly the high standards that Johan expects of his team and his players.

'Ruan has proved time and time again in Super Rugby this season how capable a player he is, taking on and matching some quality performers, and has also demonstrated his versatility in playing across the back row.'

Photo: Anne Laing

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