Jun 06, 2016
In Focus: New Signing Vincent Koch
Saracens announced today that Vincent Koch will be joining the club for the 2016/17 season.
Koch will link up with the English and European Champions after a spell for Cape Town Super Rugby franchise Stormers that has seen the 26-year old capped by the Springbok’s on two occasions.
On joining Saracens, Koch said: "I am very honoured and privileged to join a champion team like Sarries. Ever since I visited Saracens I just knew that they would be the perfect club for me. I’m really looking forward to join the boys for the upcoming season to begin the hard work for the 2016/17 campaign.”
The Stormers prop forward is the latest player to link up with the Premiership and European champions and here we take a closer look at the 26-year old who will be joining the Sarries family later this summer.
Getting to know Vincent Koch
Currently preparing to face England Saxons as part of Johan Ackermann’s South Africa A squad
Made his Springbok debut as a replacement for Jannie Du Plessis against New Zealand in the July 2015 in the Rugby Championship clash in Johannesburg
Won his second South Africa cap against Argentina in Durban in the 2015 Rugby Championship
Will join current Stormers team-mate Schalk Burger at Saracens next season, and will link-up with former Stormers Neil de Kock, Schalk Brits and Michael Rhodes at Allianz Park.
He has already played at Allianz Park, when he started for Western Province against Saracens back in November 2014.
Koch is one of six Saracens recruits for next season. He’ll join Saracens as a tighthead prop competing alongside with Petrus Du Plessis and Juan Figallo for the number three jersey.
Follow Vincent on Twitter (@vincentkoch1) and on Instagram (@vincekoch1)