Japanese club recruits Bok duo

2015-06-03 12:07
Francois Hougaard (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springboks Willie le Roux and Francois Hougaard will head for Japan after the conclusion of this year's Rugby World Cup.

According to, 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.

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