Augustus has all the attributes he needs to shine at Saints
Chris Boyd believes new signing Juarno Augustus has the perfect blend of attributes to become a star at Saints.
Augustus will arrive at Franklin's Gardens in July as he makes the move from Super Rugby side the Stormers.
The 23-year-old No.8 stands at 6ft2in tall and weighs in at 116kg.
He is known for his dynamic and aggressive ball-carrying ability, and has shown a knack for scoring tries in heavy traffic throughout his promising career so far.
Augustus is affectionately nicknamed ‘trokkie’ (truck) by his Stormers team-mates and was named player of the tournament at the 2017 World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
He delivered an exceptional contribution for South Africa in that tournament, scoring in all five of the Junior Boks’ matches, finishing with a grand total of seven tries (the most by any player).
And Boyd can't wait to welcome Augustus to Saints.
“We’re really excited to be bringing Juarno into our group, as his level of talent is clear to see," Boyd said.
“Juarno is already big and powerful, and we believe that if he can add the right combination of work rate, skill and game understanding to his CV, he has all the attributes he needs to thrive in European rugby.
“At just 23 years old, Juarno still has many years ahead of him to learn his craft, and I’m looking forward to seeing his progress within our set-up here at Franklin’s Gardens.”