Cape Town - Springboks Willie le Roux and
Francois Hougaard will head for Japan after the conclusion of this year's Rugby
According to Japanrugby.net, the Bok duo
have been recruited by the Canon Eagles, who play in the Japanese Top League.
Le Roux will join the team for three months
before joining up with the Sharks ahead of the Super Rugby competition.
The Sharks on Tuesday confirmed that they
had signed Le Roux from the 2016 season.
Hougaard will join from the Bulls and is
also likely to return to play Super Rugby.
Meanwhile, it was also announced that
former Springbok lock, Albert van den Berg, will coach the team.
Van den Berg, 41, played 51 Tests for the Springboks between 1999 and 2007. He is also former player of the Canon Eagles.