Ruben van Heerden: Exeter signal South African lock from Sharks

Ruben van Heerden
Ruben van Heerden is the second South African ahead to maneuver to Exeter this summer time after Aidon Davis

Exeter have signed South African lock Ruben van Heerden from the Sharks.

The 24-year-old is available in with Jonny Hill, Sam Skinner and Sean Lonsdale all leaving the membership this summer time.

The previous South Africa Beneath-20 participant started his profession with the Bulls in 2013 earlier than transferring to the Durban-based Sharks in 2018.

He scored one strive in 12 appearances within the United Rugby Championship this season because the Sharks made the quarter-finals earlier than dropping within the play-offs.

“I am so enthusiastic about coming to the Chiefs,” he told the club website. external-link

“I've adopted them for a while and you may see they're such a very good staff, packed stuffed with high quality gamers and who've a sport to essentially problem the opposition.

“The Premiership is true up there as top-of-the-line – if not the most effective – competitions there are to play in. Each week is a problem, the groups are so robust, so it is going to be an amazing battle for myself.”

Exeter haven't disclosed the size of van Heerden's deal at Sandy Park.

He'll be part of a pack that accommodates fellow South Africans Jacques Vermeulen and Jannes Kirsten and new signing Aidon Davis whereas Irish lock Jack Dunne may even transfer to Sandy Park this summer time.

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