Worcester sign Springbok Dewald Potgieter

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Worcester Warriors have signed Springboks flanker Dewald Potgieter who will be available for Saturday's match against Bath.

Potgieter won two Super Rugby titles with the Bulls and has six South Africa caps to his name. He arrives at Sixways from Japan side Yamaha Jubilo.

"I'm really excited about a new challenge in England with Warriors," Potgieter said. "Dean Ryan is building something really unique at Worcester and it's something that really appealed to me.

"I can't wait to get started and to try and earn the respect of my teammates and hopefully I can add something to the squad."

Director of rugby Dean Ryan added: "Dewald is a talented flanker with a wealth of experience at the top level from his time in Super Rugby.

"He has played with and against some of the best in the Southern Hemisphere and his inclusion in the back row will be of huge benefit to the pack."