LEICESTER TIGERS have raided East Midland rivals Northampton Saints to land loosehead prop Francois van Wyk.
Saints announced last week that Van Wyk, 29, was leaving Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the season, and he is set to join the Tigers.
The Tigers also revealed they are bringing home locally-born tighthead Will Hurd from the Glasgow Warriors.
Hurd, who studied business nanagement at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is a former Scotland U20 international after qualifying through his mother’s side of the family.
BY NEIL FISSLER
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