South African scrum-half Louis Schreuder signed by Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards
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Newcastle Falcons have confirmed the signing of South African scrum-half Louis Schreuder ahead of their return to the Premiership in the 2020/21 season.

The 30-year-old played a solitary Test for South Africa in 2017 that came against Wales and has represented South Africa Under 20 side in the past.

Schreuder's professional rugby debut came with Western Province in 2010 with his Super Rugby debut for Stormers coming in 2011. He also had represented Japanese side Kubota Spears and Sharks before joining French side Toulon in 2019.

He has made over 100 appearances in Super Rugby for Stormers, Sharks and Southern Kings combined and has won three Currie Cup three times (two with Western Province and one with Natal Sharks).

“Louis is a top-quality player who has shown it consistently throughout his career," said Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards to the official website of the club.

“Our new defence coach Nick Easter worked with him at the Sharks so we have great first-hand insight on him, and our back-rower Philip van der Walt has also been very useful in terms of getting the inside track from their time playing together.

“It’s a great signing which adds to what is already a very strong nucleus ahead of our Gallagher Premiership return, and emphasises the real competition for places that we have among our squad.”

 

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