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Grenoble raid Bath for South African prop - report

By Ian Cameron
Johannes Jonker of Bath Rugby looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens and Bath Rugby at StoneX Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Patrick Khachfe/Getty Images)

It is being reported in France that Grenoble has successfully raided Bath’s front row stocks for a new tighthead.

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Midi Olympique are reporting that the club has secured the services of South African powerhouse Johannes Jonker.

At 29 years old the right-handed prop brings a wealth of experience from both hemispheres. The 6’1, 119kg forward’s journey through the ranks of professional rugby started in South Africa with the Border Bulldogs and the Lions before making the leap to France with Montpellier in the early part of 2017.

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His European adventure didn’t stop there as he ventured to England playing for Ealing Trailfinders and most recently Bath since 2021.

Grenoble’s signing of the Jonker addresses the imminent departure of three pivotal players in the same position. Régis Montagne is set to join Clermont with Vincent Vial moving to Valence-Romans. Additionally, the contract of Siua Halanukonuka is drawing to a close, Midi reports.

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