Petrus du Plessis: Glasgow Warriors signal South African prop on short-term deal
Glasgow have signed South African prop Petrus du Plessis from London Irish till the top of the season.
Warriors are with out two frontline tight-heads in Zander Fagerson, who’s out for up to six months after ankle surgical procedure, and Siua Halanukonuka.
Du Plessis, 37, began coaching with Glasgow on Tuesday. He will likely be within the squad for Sunday’s Champions Cup match towards former membership Saracens.
Lock Brian Alainu’uese has agreed a transfer to Prime 14 aspect Toulon.
The 24-year-old was out of contract on the finish of the season, and a knee drawback meant he has not featured this time period. Additional damage points restricted the New Zealand-born participant to only two begins final season.
Du Plessis performed 158 video games for Saracens between 2009 and 2017, a interval through which he received the Champions Cup twice and the English Premiership 3 times.
He has subsequently performed 27 matches for London Irish, who had been relegated from the Premiership final season.
“It is nice that we have been capable of receive somebody of Petrus’ expertise at such brief discover,” mentioned Warriors head coach Dave Rennie.
“He has performed rugby on the highest stage, is an efficient man and a very stable set-piece operator.
“With Zander (Fagerson) and Siua (Halanukonuka) injured, he brings some a lot wanted depth at tight-head.”
Glasgow have began with D’Arcy Rae and the inexperienced Adam Nicol at tight-head in latest video games.
Tongan worldwide Halanukonuka has not performed this season as a consequence of a foot drawback which is predicted to maintain him out for a number of extra weeks.