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SA hooker joins Toulouse as Rugby World Cup cover

News24
24 Aug 2019, 04:13 GMT+10

Toulouse - South African hooker Jacobus Visagie has joined Toulouse as Rugby World Cup cover from the Blue Bulls, the French Top 14 champions announced on Friday.

Visagie, 27, has signed a short-term contract as has Japan international Takeshi Hino to deal with the absence of Peato Mauvaka who is part of France's squad for the tournament.

Additionally, captain Julien Marchand as well as his brother Guillaume are suffering from injuries.

Visage's arrival in the south of France had been delayed due to administrative problems which included an issue with his visa.

The record 20-time French champions begin the defence of their title with a trip to Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday.

The World Cup begins on September 20 with hosts Japan facing Russia and the final will be held on November 2.

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