Gold lures Kings hooker to England

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:41
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TRANSFER NEWS: Worcester Warriors Director of Rugby Gary Gold has swooped to bring in the South African hooker Kurt Haupt on a short-term deal.

The Southern Kings hooker comes in as cover for hookers Joe Taufete’e, Niall Annett and Matti Williams.

With Taufete’e set to join the USA on international duty throughout November, and Annett and Williams missing through injury, Haupt will provide extra competition for the number two jersey and joins up with his new teammates immediately.

The 28-year-old represented the Blue Bulls in two matches in a lower tier domestic competition in 2013, before moving to the South Western District Eagles.

In the 2016 Currie Cup qualifying competition, the hooker was in prolific try-scoring form, crossing the whitewash five times in just nine appearances for the Eagles.

He went on to represent the Southern Kings in this year’s Super Rugby competition where he made eight appearances and helped the side produce some big upsets after defeating the Waratahs in Australia and also the Sharks.

Gold said: "Kurt is an experienced player who will add competition at hooker. We’re looking forward to getting him involved as soon as possible and are excited about what he can offer,"

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