Bulls hooker Jaco Visagie is off to Gloucester. Photo: Anton Geyser/BackpagePix
Bulls hooker Jaco Visagie is off to Gloucester. Photo: Anton Geyser/BackpagePix
Jaco Visagie in the colours of Gloucester. Photo: @gloucesterrugby on twitter
Jaco Visagie in the colours of Gloucester. Photo: @gloucesterrugby on twitter

GLOUCESTER – Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann has again dipped into South Africa's rugby talent pool, and this time he has secured the services of Blue Bulls hooker Jaco Visagie. 

The former Golden Lions mentor Ackermann has signed Visagie on a short-term loan deal.

The 26-year-old arrives at Gloucester following an injury to fellow South African hooker Franco Marais, as the English Premiership side sought a direct replacement in the position.

Jaco Visagie of the Bulls is challenged by Bryn Hall of the Crusaders during their Super Rugby match in May 2017. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Jaco Visagie of the Bulls is challenged by Bryn Hall of the Crusaders during their Super Rugby match in May 2017. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Director of Rugby David Humphreys said Visagie will be a positive addition to their squad.

“We’re delighted to bring in someone of Jaco’s calibre to add to our squad on a short term contract, he will bring a new energy, and impetus to our group,” said Humphreys.

“He’s coming over and he’s excited to test himself within our environment and play in front of the Gloucester Rugby supporters.” 

African News Agency (ANA)


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