Potgieter linked with Saracens

05th Aug 2013, 16:38

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Opportunity: Jacques Potgieter

Opportunity: Jacques Potgieter

Springbok and Bulls flank Jacques Potgieter has been linked with a future move to Aviva Premiership heavyweight side Saracens.

Bulls flanker Jacques Potgieter has been linked with a future move to Aviva Premiership side Saracens.

Potgieter is set to take a six-month sabbatical playing in Japan with Fukuoka Sanix Blues having just finished the Super Rugby season with the Bulls.

However instead of returning to Pretoria following his stint overseas, Potgieter may now head on to Saracens next year despite being contracted to the Bulls until 2015.

"Jacques is the ultimate flanker," said Bulls high performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg to The Rugby Paper.

"He is a magnificent athlete who is big and a very strong ball carrier, he's a world-class player no doubt about it. And on top of that he is a fighter, he loves the physical stuff and is not afraid to get his hands dirty and do the smaller things.

"Saracens will suit him down to the ground, I have been to Saracens and experienced the environment they are creating.

"It will fit him like a glove, it's almost a home away from home considering how much Afrikaans you can hear about the place."