South Africa Rugby World Cup Winner Jasper Wiese stays committed to Leicester Tigers

LEICESTER Tigers World Cup hero Jasper Wiese aim is on “giving my all” to the outfit following rumours of a potential departure.

The 28-year old back row has been connected with a transfer to Top 14 team Stade Francais after assisting the Springboks in keeping their title in Paris in October.

Wiese played back up for South Africa in the World Cup when they beat New Zealand 12-11 in the final.

In his heart he feels;”Leicester is a special place for me.”

Wiese featured in three of the four group stage matches for South Africa, waiting sometime before he was able to get some knockout stage time for himself.

He came on in the final last eight minute to help his nation become the most successful rugby team in the World with four rugby World cup titls.

The South African believes he can transfer his experience from the International stage to the National arena in the English Rugby Premiership at Welford Road.

Weise commented;You’re away from home a long time and I think it’s important, when you do come back, to reset.

“We were able to come back this week, and people have helped us so much with the transition, learning the detail.

“It’s brilliant to be back with everybody, settle in again, see the guys you haven’t seen for four and five months.”