Ulster secure signing of Springboks prop Steven Kitshoff

Ulster have five wins from six matches
Ulster have five wins from six matches
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Ulster have announced that Springboks prop Steven Kitshoff will join the Irish province post the Rugby World Cup next year on a three-year contract.

Kitshoff will head to Kingspan Stadium after being part of Stormers since 2017. He also captained the club to a maiden United Rugby Championship title this year.

He also had a stint with French club Bordeaux Begles between 2015 and 2017 and had represented the Springboks 73 times including seven appearances in the victorious 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign.

“It’s clear that Ulster is on an exciting journey, and it’s one that I want to be a part of,” Kitshoff told the club's official website.

“With some big wins recently, it’s my ambition to be part of the squad that takes that next step and secures silverware for the province. I’m really looking forward to making the move to Belfast next year.

“It’s going to be a change, but I know, from everything I’ve heard, that when I line out for the first time in front of a home crowd at Kingspan Stadium in an Ulster jersey, it’s going to be a really special moment.”

Ulster are at the second place in the United Rugby Championship table with five wins from six matches.