Vincent Koch Bok prop

Vincent Koch. Photo: Wasps website

BREAKING: Star Bok forward joins Wasps

Wasps have announced the signing of Bok prop Vincent Koch, who will join the English club next season from Saracens.

Vincent Koch Bok prop

Vincent Koch. Photo: Wasps website

Koch has earned 31 Bok caps, which include impressive performances in their 2019 Rugby World Cup win and the series triumph against the British and Irish Lions earlier this year.


Koch’s destructive scrummaging as part of South Africa’s ‘Bomb Squad’ saw him play a key role en route to them winning the William Webb Ellis trophy.

The 31-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Saracens, helping them to win two European Champions Cups and two Premiership titles. On the way to their 2017 European Cup success, Koch put in a masterful display in the semi-final win against Munster and was deservedly named Man of the Match.  

Wasps Men’s head coach Lee Blackett said: “We have been looking for a world-class tighthead-prop and in Vincent we have found our man.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring an experienced international forward like him on board for next season. He will really add to our scrum and our environment next season, having been a proven winner at club and international levels for many years now.”

Bok World Cup winner says ‘a change is as good as a holiday’

Koch joined Saracens from the Stormers in the summer of 2016, having made his international debut against New Zealand in 2015.

“Saracens have been amazing over the last couple of years, and I have had great times there, that I will always treasure. But I believe it’s time for a change, and a new challenge at Wasps is what I need for the next chapter of my career,” Koch said.

“I am looking forward to joining Wasps ahead of the 2022/2023 season. I believe Wasps are going in an exciting direction under Lee Blackett and I think I can add to their vision and goals next season.”