English club Wasps have confirmed the signing of Western Province star Nizaam Carr on a three-month contract.
Carr has been an impressive performer for Province over the latter stages of the Currie Cup, and many regard him as one of the unlucky few to have missed out on Springbok selection for the Boks’ end-of-year tour.
The 26-year-old is now set to join Wasps this week to provide extra depth following back-row injuries at the club. Carr, who can play flank or at No 8, has previously won five caps for the Springboks.
Speaking about the short-term signing, Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said: ‘We are pleased to be able to bring a player with international experience like Nizaam into the squad to bolster our back-row options.
‘Having lost Alex Rieder to a dislocated shoulder, and with Ashley Johnson no longer being a back-row option due to injuries at hooker, we have become pretty threadbare in that area.
‘Nizaam has a strong reputation for his defence, athleticism and linking play, and I’m sure he will prove himself a valuable addition to the squad even on a short-term basis. We look forward to welcoming him to the club.’
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