Utah Warriors signed South African Prop Franco Van den Berg for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 22-years-old, 6’0″ and 250 lbs.
Franco is from Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa and attended Hoërskool Randburg from 2010-2014. He then studied at the University of Pretoria since 2015, studying law.
Franco played rugby in school and with the Blue Bulls since 2015 and played with the Under-19s and Under-21s in the Provincial Championships. He was selected for the Junior Springboks for the 2016 World Rugby Under-20s Championship and also played with the U20s in 2017. Franco has also played with the UP Tuks.
He is very excited about joining Major League Rugby and with playing for the Utah Warriors in 2019. He has already made some other important life decisions recently. Congratulations are in order for his recent marriage to Zoë.