Tue 30 Aug 2022 | 12:11

Bok scrumhalf signs new deal with Premiership club

Bok scrumhalf signs new deal with Premiership club
Tue 30 Aug 2022 | 12:11
Bok scrumhalf signs new deal with Premiership club
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NEWS: Francois Hougaard has signed a new agreement with Wasps.

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The experienced South African scrumhalf, who joined Wasps last year from Worcester on a short-term deal, demonstrated his importance to the club with some strong performances both in his favoured position and out on the wing.

“We are delighted to have Francois back in the set-up ahead of the 2022/23 campaign,” said Wasps head coach Lee Blackett.

“He was a great addition to the squad last season and brought some moments of magic in the latter stages of last season.

“Francois’ rugby intelligence and experience is what it takes to succeed in the Premiership. His versatility and strength to play both No.9 and on the wing is exactly what we need.

“He is a popular member of the squad and I’m looking forward to seeing him back in training and excited to see what he will bring this season.”

Hougaard represented South Africa at international level between 2009 & 2014, and went on to represent his nation playing Sevens at the Olympic Games in 2016 where they secured a Bronze medal.

In his previous outings in Black and Gold, Francois’ talent and positional flexibility were great assets for the team, and were key reasons why the club were determined to bring back the accomplished No.9 for the 22/23 campaign.

Reflecting on last season and looking to his future with the club, Francois added: “I’m delighted to have re-signed with Wasps.

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“The set-up here is great and the facilities are second to none. I can’t wait to start training with the boys again and to get back out in front of the fans at Coventry Building Society Arena next month.”

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