Warriors signed hugely talented and versatile back Errie Claassens from London Welsh in the summer of 2011. Full back Claassens had been in excellent form for the Exiles and had a stunning record of 24 tries in 52 games for the club.
The South African-born star – who is now English qualified - joined Rotherham in August 2005 from the University of the Free State side Shimlas, Bloemfontein, before going onto make 87 appearances, including 38 tries, over his four seasons with the Titans.
Claassens then took his try scoring exploits to London Welsh during the 2009/10 season, scoring 14 tries in 26 league appearances. In total, Claassens scored 19 tries in 34 appearances during the 2009/10 campaign.
Before joining Rotherham Titans, Claassens, the brother of Bath’s South African international scrum half Michael, won representative honours with Free State at Under-19 and Under-21 level, as well as playing for the Free State Cheetahs and gaining Currie Cup experience with Griquas Rugby.
In January 2013, it was announced that Claassens would join Bristol ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.
|DOB||27th Oct 1981|
|Birthplace||-, S Africa|
|Height||1.80 m (5' 11")|
|Weight||97 kg (15 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Full Back / Wing|