Belfast Telegraph

Monday 2 March 2015

Wessel Jooste the man for Leicester

Wessel Jooste spent seven seasons at French club Bourgoin
Wessel Jooste spent seven seasons at French club Bourgoin

Leicester have confirmed the signing of South African back-row forward Wessel Jooste.

Jooste, 31, won under-19 and under-21 honours for South Africa, and he moves to Welford Road from French club Bourgoin, where he spent seven seasons. He joins Tigers following the recent injury-enforced retirements of Ben Woods and Craig Newby.

"Wessel is a big man, a good ball-carrier and can play right across the back-row and in the second-row," Leicester rugby director Richard Cockerill said. "He has played a lot of his rugby in France and has captained Bourgoin. We believe he will be a good signing for us and will complement the other guys we've got in the squad."

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