Jaque Fourie will join Japanese club, Panasonic Wild Knights, from November 1, 2011.
According to Rugby Week’s website Stormers and Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has agreed to join Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights from the 1st of November 2011.
Fourie will play for the Wild Knights until the end of the Japanese season and will be allowed to return to Cape Town to play for the Stormers in Super Rugby.
The arrangement will be on a similar basis to the one that Peter Grant has as he also plays in Japan and then returns to play for the Stormers.
Fourie has just returned from New Zealand where he played in his third Rugby World Cup.
A Press release said that he was “looking forward to having this experience as part of his illustrious career.”
The move means that Fourie will have little or no down time to rest his body as he will be almost all year with his commitments to the Springboks, the Stormers and Western Province as well as the Knights.
The Knights 2011 squad features former Chiefs pivot Mike Delany and former Waratah Sam Norton-Knight.
Last season Tony Brown played for the Knights before he returned to New Zealand to play for the Highlanders.
The Knights scrum coach is All Black scrum coach Mike Cron.