American flyer signs with Biarritz

Takudzwa Ngwenya the United States winger who famously left Bryan Habana stading claims that he turned down the chance to play in England because of the Premiership’s reliance on forwards-based rugby.

The 22-year-old caught the attention of some of Europe’s leading sides thanks to his superb performances for the Eagles in the World Cup and was recently snapped up by French giants Biarritz.

He is believed to have turned down offers from English clubs and spent some time with Saracens and Biarritz claim he was in advanced talks with Sale Sharks before opting for a move to France.

Ngwenya, who can run the 100metres in 10.50seconds, revealed the style of rugby played in France influenced his choice.

“I wanted to come to Europe but didn’t want to play in England,” said the Zimbabwe-born former Dallas flyer to Sportal.

“Over there, it is a game based on the forwards, which doesn’t suit me.

“I honestly wanted to play in France and, once I was in France, with Biarritz.

“I want to play a game based on the backs. I am very happy to be at Biarritz.”

He will make his debut for the Basque outfit in Saturday’s Top 14 clash with fellow heavyweights Toulouse.

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