London Irish sign hooker Mike Willemse from Edinburgh


London Irish have signed Edinburgh’s South African hooker Mike Willemse for the 2021-22 Premiership season.

The 28-year-old is in his second season on the Pro14 membership and has totalled 5 tries in 34 video games since his transfer to Scotland’s capital from Southern Kings.

Willemse was a Junior Springbok and in addition performed Tremendous Rugby for Cape City-based Stormers in his native nation.

“Mike will convey good high quality and expertise to our entrance row,” head coach Declan Kidney mentioned.

“We’ll have some sturdy competitors at hooker subsequent season and Mike will definitely add to the choices obtainable.”

Willemse added: “It’s an important alternative for me to affix a membership that’s having fun with an thrilling new chapter in London, at an unbelievable new stadium.

“The engaging model of rugby and outcomes being displayed by the workforce of late speaks volumes for the path the membership is heading.”

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