The Waratahs have signed Le Roux Roets on a one-year deal for the 2019 Super Rugby competition.
Roets played Currie Cup rugby for the Lions, Bulls and Pumas. He also played for French club Racing 92 in the 2016/17 season
Roets will bring some size and skill to Gibson forward pack.
“We first noticed his talent in the Currie Cup and we have been searching for a big, aggressive and physical player who can get us going forward and excels in the set piece,” Gibson told the Waratahs’ official website.
“At 135kg, Le Roux fits the profile that we have been wanting to add to our squad. His recruitment will add real competition and depth amongst our current lock options in Rob Simmons, Tom Staniforth, Ryan McCauley and Jed Holloway.”
Roets himself is looking forward for the new challenge at the Waratahs this year.
“My goal was to be selected for a Super Rugby team and to have the chance to play for the New South Wales Waratahs is amazing,” he said.
“This is a team that has won a championship title and in watching them play in 2018, I cannot wait to be part of them doing even better this year.”