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Brüssow heading to England


  • 13 Sep 2017
Heinrich Brüssow Heinrich Brüssow

Former Springbok flank Heinrich Brüssow will join the Northampton Saints in January.

Brüssow is currently playing for the Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan.

Northampton already have several South Africans on their books, including Cobus Reinach, Nic Groom, Francois van Wyk and David Ribbans.

'After five seasons in Japan, my wife and I feel it is time for a new challenge,' said Brüssow. 'I feel humbled to be afforded the opportunity to join a club with such a rich history and traditions.

'Franklin’s Gardens is one of those special places you hear some of the best players in the world talk about and the thought of representing a team like the Northampton Saints is something that excites me immensely.

'I am looking forward to learning from new coaches, teammates and getting to know and experience everything Northampton has to offer. The reputation of the Saints as a team speaks for itself and I want to play my best possible rugby and hopefully contribute to winning a few trophies.

“The past couple of years in Japan have been really special in terms of experiencing a totally different environment, culture and a unique style of rugby in a unique league. I have definitely grown as a person and as a player and will always be grateful for the way NTT Docomo and the people of Osaka welcomed and supported myself and Caroline during our time here.'

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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