Saracens have continued their raids on the South African player ranks, with the news that Sarries have added the powerful ball-carrying skills of Golden Lions back row forward Ernst Joubert to their squad for the 2009/10 season.
A natural leader, the 28-year-old makes the move to London from the Johannesburg-based Lions and will join up with his new club when training for the 2009/10 campaign starts on July 1.
Although predominantly a No.8, Joubert has featured across the back row for the Lions, making a total of 38 appearances in Super 14 rugby.
Rugby 365 reports that he also stepped up to lead his team in this season’s campaign where his power and natural talent made him one of the side’s stand out performers.
“Ernst is a high quality rugby player in every sense,” said Brendan Venter, the incoming Director of Rugby.
“He is absolutely in his prime, and I am delighted with his signing.”
Rugby runs in the family; Joubert is the grandson of former Springbok Piet Malan.Tweet