- DOB28 Sep 1991
- BirthplaceEast London
Hooker Michael van Vuuren made the switch to Northampton from Gallagher Premiership rivals Bath Rugby in the summer of 2019.
The English-qualified front rower arrived at Franklin’s Gardens boasting a wealth of experience playing across the globe with stints at Free State Cheetahs, Stade Français, Eastern Province Kings, and Leicester Tigers also to his name.
Van Vuuren turned out in the Currie Cup, the Vodacom Cup, and the Top14 before his switch to English rugby and the Gallagher Premiership in 2016.
A former South Africa Under-20 international, Van Vuuren racked up 25 Premiership appearances for Leicester and Bath, and also played a part in London Irish’s promotion from the Championship during the 2018/19 season while on loan with the Exiles.