Skilled Springbok tighthead prop Frans Malherbe has boosted the Stormers by signing a contract extension with Western Province Skilled Rugby (WPPR).
Malherbe made his Stormers debut 10 years in the past and at present has the third-most caps for the group with 109 to his title, simply 15 behind the most-capped Stormer and former Springbok flank Schalk Burger.
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The World Cup-winning Springbok prop was schooled at Paarl Boys’ Excessive and represented Western Province via age-group degree earlier than making his Stormers debut on the age of 20 in 2011.
Famend for his highly effective scrummaging and excessive work charge within the tight unfastened, Malherbe is a tactically astute participant who provides appreciable worth off the sphere.
Stormers head coach John Dobson stated that retaining a participant of Malherbe’s expertise and perception will be certain that the group is constructing off a rock-solid basis going ahead.
‘Frans has been central to the scrum tradition that has been developed right here over the past decade and can present immense worth to the event of the gifted younger props now we have right here.
‘His contribution to the Stormers and the Springboks over time has maybe not been absolutely appreciated, however we perceive simply how lucky we’re to have the ability to draw on his talent and expertise.’
Malherbe’s extension follows shortly after up-and-coming props Leon Lyons, Sazi Sandi and Neethling Fouche all dedicated their futures to the Stormers.
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