South Africa back rower Jasper Wiese to leave Leicester Tigers at end of season

Jasper Wiese joined Leicester Tigers in 2020
Jasper Wiese joined Leicester Tigers in 2020
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Leicester Tigers have confirmed that World Cup winning South Africa international Jasper Wiese will be leaving the club at the end of the ongoing season.

Wiese, who was part of South Africa's Rugby World Cup winning squad in France this year joined the Tigers in 2020 and was a key member of the Premiership winning side in 2022. He is now linked up with a move to Top 14 side Stade Francais.

“I’ve loved every minute of my time at the club and will continue to give my all for my team and my teammates," said the 28-year-old to the club's official website.

“This is a special place for me and my family, and we have a lot more memories to create this season.”

Wiese started his career with Free State XV and made his Super Rugby debut with Cheetahs in 2017. He went on to make his Test debut with the Springboks in 2021.

Leicester Tigers General Manager Richard Wilks paid tribute to Wiese and is hoping he will sign off from the club on a high.

“We’re immensely proud of Jasper and the player and person he’s become at Leicester Tigers. Jasper joined us as a relatively unknown back rower from the Cheetahs and will leave us a 27-times-capped Springbok and a Rugby World Cup winner. This is testament to the hard work by Jasper but also the coaches and staff at Tigers who deserve huge credit.”

“Jasper is a popular member of our group, and we’ll miss him at the club, but the nature of professional sport and our global game means players grow and seek new opportunities and he’ll leave us with our best wishes and he and his family will always be welcome at the club."