South Africa international Juan de Jongh extends stay at Wasps

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young

Wasps have confirmed that South African international Juan de Jongh has signed a new deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 30-year-old started his professional rugby career with Western Province in 2009 and played Super Rugby for Stormers before joining Wasps in 2017. Since then he has played 39 appearances for the Ricoh Arena outfit including 29 in the Premiership.

During his stint with the South African side, de Jongh was part of the Stormers side that went on to reach the final in 2010 and in semi-finals in the subsequent two seasons. He also enjoyed Currie Cup titles with Western Province in 2012 and 2014.

“Wasps are a fantastic Club and the Coventry and Warwickshire area has certainly become my home," he said.

“I’ve made some wonderful friends here at Wasps and alongside them, I want to help the Club push on and achieve great things in the not-too-distant future.”

De Jongh made his international debut for South Africa in 2010 and has played 19 Tests with his last appearance for the Springboks coming in 2016 against New Zealand in Durban. He also featured for them in two World Cup games during the 2011 edition.

“Juan has been outstanding for us in the past couple of seasons," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

“Having another quality international centre commit to the Club, who can play at both 12 and 13, is great news.

“He’s solid in defence and he has certainly shown his prowess in attack with six tries already this season.”

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