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Gloucester add to Springboks colony with two more signings

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(Reuters) – The size of the South African colony at English club Gloucester has increased with Wednesday’s acquisition of Springbok forwards Ruan Dreyer and Franco Mostert for the new season.

The pair move from the Lions, who were runners-up in Super Rugby last year under Johan Ackermann who took over at Gloucester before the start of last season.

Ackermann already has his son Ruan with him at Gloucester, who were runners-up in this month’s Challenge Cup final, and signed Springbok flank Jaco Kriel last month.

They also signed lock Gerbrandt Grobler from Munster.

Dreyer, 27, has won four caps for his country at prop, while the 27-year-old lock Mostert has 18 caps for the Boks and is in their squad for the three tests against England in June.

(Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Johannesurg, editing by Ken Ferris)

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