2 Year Contract - June 2018           CENTER      


  Date of Birth Born Height Weight  
  19 Apr 91 Bloemfontein 6ft 1ins 1.85m 14st 9lbs 93kgs  
  Recrited From Apps Points Former Clubs  
        Apps - 10 Points - 35 Apps - 7 Points - 5      

The highly-rated 26-year-old, who has made over 50 Super Rugby appearances, will strengthen Warriors’ exciting-looking backline and will continue to work alongside current Cheetahs Head Coach Rory Duncan, who also makes the move to Sixways later this year.

Cheetahs captain Venter made his international debut at Twickenham against England in November 2016, has gone on to make 7 appearances for the Springboks, scoring a try in theirwin over Italy.


Venter made 11 Super Rugby appearances for the Bulls and played 43 times for provincial side the Blue Bulls before making the switch to the Cheetahs in 2014, where he was appointed as captain just two years later.

During his four years at the Toyota Stadium, Venter has made 83 appearances for the Cheetahs, racking up 15 tries. He has also featured 29 times for the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup, scoring five tries and helping them to the title in 2016.

Venter said: “It’s a very exciting step for me to make the move to England and play in the Premiership for Warriors. “Rory Duncan has been a great coach for us at the Cheetahs and having the opportunity to continue to work alongside him and also Alan Solomons, is something I’m looking forward to.

Warriors Director of Rugby Solomons added: “Francois is a fantastic player and we are thrilled to be bringing him to Sixways. “He is an experienced international and I have no doubt that he will play a big role at Sixways.”

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