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Waratahs closing in on a giant South African lock



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2018-11-29 11:51

Cape Town – The Waratahs are reportedly closing in a deal to secure the services of South African lock Le Roux Roets.

The 23-year-old, who played out of France for Racing 92 between 2016 and 2017, has been in the Pumas since the beginning of this year and played in the 2018 Currie Cup.

But, according to Rugby.com.au, Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says he is close to securing a move to Sydney for Roets.

Roets, who stands at 2.00 meters tall and weighs about 135 kg, has not yet finalized a deal with the Waratahs but the report says that there has been contact.

The Australian franchises in Super Rugby are all set to manage their Wallabies players carefully in 2019 with being a World Cup year, and that is why Gibson is believed to be looking for reinforcements from outside the country.

"We are not keen on filling that spot, that lock, and we are looking for that profile of lock where we want to add a bit of size to us," Gibson said.

"We believe that we have found that person and are due to announce to that shortly."

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