Ruan Dreyer has signed for Gloucester and will leave the Lions. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

GLOUCESTER – English rugby side Gloucester on Wednesday announced their second Springbok signing of the day with their acquisition of Lions prop Ruan Dreyer.

The news comes just hours after Gloucester confirmed they signed Springbok forward Franco Mostert from the Lions.

Dreyer has spent his club career to date as part of the Lions organisation, playing for the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and the Lions in Super Rugby. For the latter, he was a key part of Johan Ackermann’s squad who reached back-to-back Super Rugby finals.

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A former member of the South Africa Under-20 side who competed at the 2010 Junior World Championship, he toured Europe with the Springboks in 2014 and won his first Springbok cap against France last summer. He has now won four caps.

Dreyer himself was excited to sign for Gloucester and develop his game at Kingsholm.

“I’m very excited to come over and play for Gloucester Rugby, it is a new challenge and a different environment, it also allows for much more time spent with my Wife, Zonica and baby boy, Anru, and that’s very important for us,” said Dreyer.

“I’m looking forward to build myself and test my skills, especially in the tight phases, as it is usually more physical rugby being played in the UK. I’m looking forward to be part of the new squad, especially building a team culture on and off the field. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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