Saracens sign Namibian international back-rower

Saracens sign Namibian international back-rower

Saracens latest acquisition is in the form of powerful back-rower Janco Venter.

The 25 year old, who represented Stellenbosch University and Western Province as he climbed the ladder, has been capped 28 times for his native Namibia, including two World Cups.

According to, the club’s Director of Rugby Mike McCall was positive regarding the signing:

 “We have been watching Janco’s progress over the last few seasons and are looking forward to welcoming him to the club.

“His potential is very exciting and we firmly believe his best days lie in the future. As a club we are extremely confident that we can help Janco take his game to new levels.”

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Venter has, since 2018, been plying his trade with the Jersey Reds in the RFU Championship. He is excited by the new opportunity in front of him:

“This is a little bit of a dream come true,” said Venter. “When I first came over to the U.K. a couple of years ago it was always with the dream and the ambition to play in a Premiership side and Saracens were at the top of the list.

“I can’t explain to you how excited I am to have the opportunity to keep developing myself. I think there’s no better place to be than Saracens to do that.

“The way everything is set up they want the player to be the best he can be and having played for Namibia, having had a taste for that higher level and being able to embrace your talents, I think I’m looking forward to that the most.”

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