Loosehead prop Luan de Bruin joined the club from Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2021-22 season.
The 28-year-old South African tighthead made over a half century of appearances for the Cheetahs since his debut in the 2014 Super Rugby season, continuing with the side in the Guinness PRO14 after they joined the tournament three years later.
It was in the 2018/19 campaign that de Bruin really began to deliver on the promise of his junior Springbok days, showcasing the benefit of several seasons at the coal face.
His strong scrummaging performances and ball carrying got him noticed and selected in the 25-man Green squad named by Rassie Erasmus for the ‘Springbok Showdown’ in October 2020 and a move to the English Premiership followed.
Date of birth: 13 February 1993
Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa