Springbok flanker Heinrich Brüssow says he is relishing the prospect of a new challenge with the Northampton Saints.
The 31-year-old has joined the English Premiership club from the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan.
‘It’s great to be here,’ he said. ‘It’s been a few months now that I’ve been waiting to come, and I’m very excited to get to work on the training field and get involved with the squad.
‘I really enjoyed my time in Japan but I am at a stage in my career where I need a new challenge, and coming to Europe and playing in some of the best competitions in club rugby is something that is very special.
‘The Saints are a fantastic club with big traditions and I’m really excited to get to know all the English cultures and learn what the Premiership is all about.
‘There is a lot of talent in the squad and I can’t wait to get out and start playing with them.’
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