Desperate for game time, Francois Hougaard has convinced Wasps boss Lee Blackett why he is better off playing him out of position.
Francois Hougaard featured as Wasps ended Leicester’s perfect start to the season with a 16-13 victory in the English Premiership while Bath won for the first time by beating Worcester.
Consideration into acquiring British citizenship is reportedly factoring into scrumhalf Francois Hougaard’s decision-making after receiving an offer to join the Vodacom Bulls.
Two Springboks have been nominated for the men’s 15s try of the decade ahead of a special edition of the World Rugby Awards in 2020, with fans being invited to vote for their favourite try.
A look back to the day Francois Hougaard bagged a try-double, including his maiden Super Rugby touchdown, for the Vodacom Bulls against the Waratahs.
Check out Francois Hougaard’s superb try for the Vodacom Bulls against the Stormers in the 2010 Super Rugby final at Orlando Stadium.
Springbok and Northampton Saints scrumhalf Cobus Reinach showed an incredible turn of pace, after intercepting a pass from Francois Hougaard, to run in a sensational try against the Worcester Warriors last season.
A number of South Africans playing in the English Premiership could lose their right to work in the United Kingdom at the end of the post-Brexit transition period.
Francois Hougaard features twice in this compilation video of 10 fantastic tries by the Vodacom Bulls in Vodacom Super Rugby.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Top 14 and English Premiership matches involving South African players.