RUGBY UNION - Wasps sign World Cup winning prop Vincent Koch - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

RUGBY UNION - Wasps sign World Cup winning prop Vincent Koch

Aaron Sutcliffe 9th Dec, 2021 Updated: 9th Dec, 2021

Wasps have announced the signing of World Cup winning tighthead-prop Vincent Koch who will join the club next season from Saracens.


The South Africa international has 31 caps for the Springboks which includes winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup and last summer’s series against the British and Irish Lions.


Koch is renowned for his great athletic ability and helped current club Saracens to two European Champions Cups and two Premiership titles.


The 31-year-old joined Saracens from the Stormers in the summer of 2016, having made his international debut against New Zealand in 2015.


Wasps Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We have been looking for a world-class tighthead-prop and in Vincent we have found our man, we are thrilled to be able to bring an experienced international forward like him on board for next season.


“He will really add to our scrum and our environment next season, having been a proven winner at club and international levels for many years now.”


Koch added: “The saying goes ‘a change is as good as a holiday.’ Saracens have been amazing over the last couple of years, and I have had great times there, that I will always treasure.


“But I believe it’s time for a change, and a new challenge at Wasps is what I need for the next chapter of my career, I am looking forward to joining Wasps ahead of the 2022/2023 season.


“I believe Wasps are going in an exciting direction under Lee Blackett and I think I can add to their vision and goals next season.”

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