Willie Le Roux joined the club in February 2017, signing from the Japanese side Canon Eagles.
Le Roux made 11 appearances in his first season in black and gold, scoring a try on his home debut against Gloucester.
The 27-year-old fullback has won 41 caps for South Africa and was a World Player of the Year nominee in 2014, having also been voted SARPA Players’ Player of the Year in 2013.
Le Roux has built a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting full backs. Acting as a world-class general at the back, possessing the ability to expertly guide his team around the field and launch devastating attacks from deep.
His versatility enables him to play at fullback and wing, although earlier in his career he played mostly as a fly-half.
Le Roux was selected to represent the Springboks for the first time during the South African Quadrangular tournament of 2013 against Italy, Scotland and Samoa. He also played an integral part in South Africa’s 2013 Rugby Championship campaign, featuring in all six matches. He scored tries in both home and away tests against Australia and in the deciding game at home against New Zealand.
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