Height: 5’9” ー Weight: 245 lbs. ー Pretoria, South Africa
The Free Jacks have added 23-year-old Xandre Vos for the 2021 and 2022 seasons of Major League Rugby. The 5’9, 245lb prop brings his energetic style of play and top-level experience from the Pro 14 to New England. Xandre has amassed 12 Pro14 appearances with Port Elizabeth’s Southern Kings in South Africa.
Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Vos attended Graeme College where he impressed at the age grade level. Vos started in all 31 matches for the school’s top rugby side in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, Vos earned a position with the Eastern Province Kings Under 19 program while at the same time beginning his studies at Nelson Mandela University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth in Sports Management.
Vos played a key role in the 2015 Eastern Province Kings side that dominated the South African Under 19 Currie Cup, leading the team to the championship. Vos progressed to represent the Eastern Province Kings Under 21 side and was selected for the Eastern Province Elephants, debuting in the 2017 Currie Cup and making the quarterfinals in the Supersport Challenge. Vos received his first professional contract for the 2018/19 Pro14 Season with the Southern Kings. Vos has earned 12 caps to date for the Port Elizabeth based Southern Kings. During that time Vos has been a consistent performer for the Eastern Province Elephants, making 24 appearances between the Supersport Challenge and Currie Cup competitions.