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Saracens sign Ethienne Reynecke


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions on 2 May 2009 at 07:04
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Saracens have turned to South Africa again as they recruit for next season, adding hooker Ethienne Reynecke to their squad.

PA Sport reports that the 27-year-old has been a regular with the Johannesburg-based Lions in their Super 14 and Currie Cup campaigns and with the likes of Carlos Nieto, Fabio Ongaro and England Saxons prop Tom Mercey all battling it out for front-row spots in the starting line-up next season, the signing of Reynecke adds depth to Sarries’ resources.

Incoming director of rugby Brendan Venter, who has already turned to his native South Africa to sign the likes of Frik Venter, said: “Ethienne is fiery, competitive and physical and he fits the profile of the kind of player that we feel will be successful in the Guinness Premiership.

“He’s a player who comes to us with Super 14 experience and his signing adds more depth to our front row. We’re delighted to have secured his services.”

The full press release from Saracens reads:

Saracens have added to their front row resources with the signing of hooker Ethienne Reynecke from the Lions.

The 27-year-old has been a regular with the Lions in their Super 14 and Currie Cup campaigns and with the likes of Carlos Nieto, Fabio Ongaro and England Saxons prop Tom Mercey all battling it out for front row spots in the Saracens starting line-up next season, the signing of Reynecke adds to the significant strength in depth to the team.

The 6ft, 16 stone hooker’s speed and power allows him to cover ground like a loose forward and since making his Super 14 debut in 2007, he has made 20 appearances for the franchise while also appearing 34 times at a provincial level for the Golden Lions.

“Ethienne is fiery, competitive and physical and he fits the profile of the kind of player that we feel will be successful in the Guinness Premiership,” explained Sarries incoming Director of Rugby Brendan Venter. “He’s a player who comes to us with Super 14 experience and his signing adds more depth to our front row. We’re delighted to have secured his services.”

Sharksworld Note: Thanks to Walter from transvaal.co.za for the heads-up on this.



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