Gloucester flank Jaco Kriel predicts a mass exodus of South African players to Europe after next year’s World Cup.
Springbok flanker Jaco Kriel has highlighted the benefits of South African teams making the move into northern hemisphere competitions.
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann says they would only consider possible contract negotiations with flanker Jaco Kriel when the ‘time is right’. Kriel has been strongly linked with a move to Gloucester recently, but on Monday, his sports management agency refuted the reports, while also reiterating that he is committed to the Lions for Super Rugby in 2018. According to GloucestershireLive, Ackermann… Read more →
Jaco Kriel has not signed for English club Gloucester and remains committed to the Lions for Super Rugby. Kriel’s sports management agency, In Touch Sports, refuted reports that the flanker has signed for Gloucester, a team coached by former Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Kriel has only played 11 Tests for the Boks, and therefore would not meet the 30-cap eligibility… Read more →
Jaco Kriel will undergo a shoulder operation on Tuesday that will rule him out of action for six months. The Lions and Bok flank sustained the injury during the Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies in Perth on 9 September. Kriel will miss the Boks’ end-of-year tour, which includes matches against Ireland, France, Italy and Wales, and could also miss… Read more →