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South African lock signs with Hurricanes

South African Andries Ferreira has replaced the injured Hurricanes lock Sam Lousi for the rest of their Super Rugby campaign.

South African lock signs with Hurricanes

South African Andries Ferreira has replaced the injured Hurricanes lock Sam Lousi for the rest of their Super Rugby campaign.

SAM LOUSI of Wellington breaks away to score a try during the Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final match between Wellington and Bay of Plenty at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
SAM LOUSI of Wellington breaks away to score a try during the Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final match between Wellington and Bay of Plenty at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Picture:Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

The Hurricanes have signed experienced South African lock Andries Ferreira to replace Sam Lousi for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

Former Waratahs second-rower Lousi has been ruled of the campaign with a pectoral muscle injury suffered during the pre-season.


Ferreira, 28, has played previously for the Cheetahs and Lions in Super Rugby and also had a brief stint with French club Toulon.

Hurricanes coach John Plumtree said Ferreira is an invaluable addition after being forced to start young second-rowers Liam Mitchell and James Blackwell in each of the first three games.

Ferreira arrived in Wellington on Saturday and will be available for Friday's home match against the Highlanders.

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