The Seattle Seawolves signed flyhalf-fullback option Juan Mostert through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. Juan will celebrate his 22nd birthday next week. He is 6’4″ and 200 lbs.
Juan is from Brits, North West, South Africa, and attended Höerskool Brits. He played age-grade rugby with Western Province, playing for the U16s for Grant Khomo Week in 2016 and for the U18s for Craven Week in 2018. He also played for the South Africa U18 Schools team, which faced England, France, and Wales.
Juan continued to progress to the South Africa Schools U19s in 2019 and was selected to the South Africa U20 Junior Bok squad, but the tournament was canceled due to the pandemic.
Juan played for Western Province U21s in the Currie Cup competition in 2020. He played flyhalf/fullback with the University of Stellenbosch Maties in the Varsity Cup in 2021-2022, as well as a senior contract with Western Province.
Seattle Seawolves Comments
“Juan is an extremely exciting signing. He’s young yet highly rated and respected in South Africa. He has an excellent distribution, runs, and kick game – possessing all the fundamentals of a top-class fly-half while being equally comfortable at fullback,” said director of rugby and head coach, Allen Clarke. “From our conversations, it was very clear he also has the required game understanding and leadership qualities required for the position. We’re delighted to welcome Juan to the Seawolves and look forward to his development over the next three seasons.”
“The Seawolves have been very successful in the past and it looks like a fantastic team to be part of,” said Mostert. “The environment and team culture look awesome, and it makes me very excited to join the Seawolves to continue to learn and grow as a player.”
Watch Mostert’s most recent tries for Maties University from the 2021 Varsity Cup here and here.
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