The Houston SaberCats signed Tiaan Strauss Erasmus for the Major League Rugby 2024 season. The 27-year-old hooker/flanker (28 in March) is 6’1″ and 245 lbs.
Tiaan played 257 minutes in 6 matches, starting 4, and scoring one try for Rugby ATL in 2023. In 2022 he played 318 minutes in 9 matches, starting 3, and scored 4 tries for the Ratlers.
In 2021 he played 453 minutes in 9 matches, starting 6, for the Houston SaberCats. He played 224 minutes in all five matches for the Austin Gilgronis in 2020, starting the first three and coming off the bench for the other two, as well as scoring 4 tries. He also earned MLR XV of the week honors twice and finished the season 3rd in assists amongst the whole league. In 2019 he played 637 minutes in 15 matches in the 2019 season with Austin, starting 9, and scoring one try, carrying 51 times for 282 meters, making one kick for 50 meters, and making 81 tackles.