Wasps sign new South African tighthead

Wasps sign new South African tighthead

Wasps have announced the signing of South African-born, Scarlets tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz. 


Scholtz will make the Ricoh Arena his new home at the conclusion of the current Pro 14 season.  


The 27-year-old tighthead-prop joined Scarlets in 2020 from the Southern Kings and had previously also represented the Golden Lions and Pumas in South Africa. 


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Wasps’ Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We are very happy to sign Pieter for next season.   


“He is an impressive scrummager, who has performed to a high level in the PRO14 for Scarlets this season. We believe that he will be a strong addition to our group of props at the club.   


“We are all looking forward to working with Pieter and seeing him play in a Wasps shirt.” 


Scholtz himself is in high spirits regarding the new chapter in the Premiership. 


“I am very excited to start this new journey with the club and put on the Wasps jersey,” he said.   


“I have been talking to the coaches and I am really looking forward to working with them and the other players next season." 



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