Stormers and Western Province lock Chris van Zyl has signed with Saracens on a short-term deal.
Van Zyl didn’t start his professional career in the traditional way, studying a degree in chartered accountancy whilst playing Varsity Cup rugby.
Following the completion of his studies, the South African needed to complete several articles in Johannesburg and juggled them with playing for the Golden Lions.
In 2015, he headed back home to link up with the Stormers and has gone on to captain both the Stormers and WP.
Van Zyl will provide cover in the second-row during the November internationals whilst Maro Itoje and George Kruis are away with England.