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Top League side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes announced the signing of South African international Jesse Kriel on Monday.

The 21-year-old Springbok, who can play center and wing, started six and appeared in all seven games at the recently finished Rugby World Cup in England, including the 34-32 shock defeat against Japan in their opening game.

Kriel made his test match debut two months before the World Cup on July 18 in the 24-20 defeat against Australia at the Rugby Championship.

He joins Springbok World Cup teammates Handre Pollard and Eben Etzebeth with Red Hurricanes, who won their opening round Group B game against Coca Cola Red Sparks 23-19.

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