Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to announce that Michael van Vuuren has joined Ampthill on loan from Northampton Saints.
Hooker Michael, 28 (1.96m, 105kg), is an ex-South Africa U20 international and made 28 Gallagher Premiership appearances with Leicester, Bath and Saints. Before coming to England in 2016, he represented Free State Cheetahs, Stade Français, Eastern Province Kings in the Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup and Pro 14. He joins Ampthill for the remainder of the season, from Saints where he made 3 appearances this season in the Premiership.
Michael comments “Ampthill have surprised a few people with their results this year. I hope to get some regular game time and help them secure their place in the Championship for next season”
Paul Turner comments “We are grateful to Northampton Saints, with whom we have an excellent working relationship, for loaning us a player of Michael’s quality. Michael joins us with a great track record having played Currie Cup in South Africa for Cheetahs and his recent Premiership experience. He is a solid and experienced addition to our squad at a crucial time of the season”