The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of Springbok utility back Johan Goosen from TOP14 club Montpellier.
The 28-year-old flyhalf, who can hold his own at centre and fullback, is a product of Grey College in Bloemfontein and it was in the City of Roses where he began his professional career, representing the Free State Cheetahs, Cheetahs and the Emerging Cheetahs.
Goosen is a talented attacking flyhalf with a powerful boot and natural instinct with these attributes earning him call ups to the Junior Springboks (2011), the Springbok XV (2014) and the Springboks shortly thereafter.
🚨 NEW SIGNING 🚨
Our worst kept secret is official: Johan Goosen is coming to Loftus! 🔥 Welcome to the #BullsFamily Goose, we’re sure you’ll fit right in 👊 Here’s a little reminder of just how insanely talented he is 💪 https://t.co/9gXqu1dD2n pic.twitter.com/ixYrWwbgW2
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) April 16, 2021
Goosen has sharpened his trade in France over the last several seasons, turning out for Racing 92 and Montpellier before being lured back to South Africa. He will link up with the Bulls on 1 July 2021.
"We are definitely excited for Johan's eminent arrival in Pretoria and look forward to his contribution. He has consistently performed at the highest level since his early days and his experience will bode well for our younger backs while providing us with attacking opportunities when he takes the field," said Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White.
"I'm excited to be returning to my homeland and representing the Vodacom Bulls who are rising in strength day by day. Rugby in Pretoria has an exciting future and I'm grateful to be part of it," said Goosen.