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Saints Unveil New Signing Van Vuuren

Saints Unveil New Signing Van Vuuren

Michael van Vuuren says everything is in place for him to thrive at Northampton Saints after joining from Bath.

Saints have confirmed the signing of the hooker, who joins after playing for London Irish on loan in the Championship last term.

The 27-year-old says he’s excited to be making the move to Franklin’s Gardens and believes he can rise to the challenge next season.

He said on the club’s website: “I’m really excited to get an opportunity to play for a Club like Northampton Saints – the decision to sign on was really a no-brainer.

“Saints has a great set-up; the stadium is superb while the training facilities are also top notch.

I know first-hand that the club’s supporters make Franklin’s Gardens a formidable place to play, and I’m looking forward to having that support behind me this season.

“I’m really excited about the prospect of playing for Chris Boyd and such a talented coaching group, and hopefully I can give a good account of myself so I can push for a regular place in the side.”

Director of rugby Boyd believes the former Free State Cheetahs, Stade Français and Leicester Tigers player will be an ideal acquisition for the new Gallagher Premiership season.

He added: “He has experience beyond his years. He brings a wealth of knowledge with him which I’m sure some of our younger hookers can tap into. “He’s ripped into training already and will offer us some great competition for the shirt in that front row this season.”

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