Planet Rugby

Glasgow

Glasgow

Glasgow bring in Cheetahs prop

23rd July 2014 10:58

Share:

Rossouw de Klerk Cheetahs CC 2013

Rossouw de Klerk: Signed a two-year deal

Glasgow Warriors have signed Cheetahs front-row Rossouw de Klerk, on a two-year deal, subject to a visa and medical.

The 24-year-old will join up with Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend's squad for pre-season training at the end of the month.

The 6ft 1in tight-head began his senior career in Pretoria, making his debut for the Blue Bulls in 2009. He went on to make 41 appearances for the Pretoria-based side, 14 of which were in Super Rugby.

In 2013 de Klerk joined the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein and has made 14 appearances in the Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup and has played seven times in Super Rugby this season.

De Klerk becomes Glasgow's third prop to join the club this summer and fifth signing ahead of the 2014/15 season, following the arrivals of Alex Allan, Euan Murray, James Downey and Murray McConnell.

De Klerk said: "I'm delighted to have signed for the Warriors and I'm looking forward to playing in the Guiness PRO12 and European Rugby Champions Cup next season.

"It's always been an ambition of mine to play for a European club and I'm looking forward to going over to Scotland later this month and meeting my new teammates in Glasgow.

"I'm expecting tough competition to get into the team but that is a great challenge and something which really motivates me.

"Glasgow have made excellent progress over the last couple of seasons and I'm looking forward to being a part of that."

Townsend is delighted to acquire De Klerk's services.

"To get a tighthead of Rossouw's quality into the club is fantastic and he'll add depth and competition to our front-row," he said.

"Playing in that position you know you're going to play a lot of rugby throughout the season and Rossouw already has a lot of experience for a 24-year-old.

"He has come through Super Rugby with the Cheetahs and prior to that the Blue Bulls and those two teams are renowned for their scrummaging.

"Rossouw is also very good in the loose and a strong tackler and has already played more than 20 games in Super Rugby.

"It's great news that he's joining us and we look forward to welcoming him to the club later this month."

  • Glasgow Warriors Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Saturday , October 18
Glasgow vs Bath15:15
Saturday , October 25
Montpellier vs Glasgow17:15
Saturday , December 6
Toulouse vs GlasgowTBC
Saturday , December 13
Glasgow vs ToulouseTBC
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 26
Glasgow vs Connacht19:35
Sunday , October 5
Benetton Treviso vs Glasgow15:00
Saturday , October 11
Ulster vs Glasgow17:05
Friday , October 31
Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Friday , November 21
Scarlets vs Glasgow19:35
Sunday , November 30
Glasgow vs Newport Gwent D'gons16:00
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
  • Glasgow Warriors Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Guinness PRO12
Saturday , September 20
Newport Gwent D'gons 13 - 33 GlasgowNewport Gwent D
Sunday , September 14
Cardiff Blues 12 - 33 GlasgowCardiff Blues vs Glasgow Report
Saturday , September 6
Glasgow 22 - 20 Leinster
More Guinness PRO12 results
  • Table
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon624
2Cardiff Blues614
3Exeter612
4Glasgow Warriors611