Former Sharks scrumhalf finds a new home
TRANSFER NEWS: Griquas confirmed the signing of former Sharks scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer.
The 27-year-old, who has been playing for Southern Kings since 2018, will join the Kimberley team the Griquas confirmed via Twitter.
He previously represented the Sharks before heading to the Eastern Cape side.
Ungerer also had a short stint with the Pumas.
Aside from Unger, the Griquas also confirmed that Pikke De Villiers will be a new addition to the side.
NEW PLAYER ALERT! Tafel Lager Griquas is proud to announce the arrival of Stefan Ungerer and Pikke De Villiers. We know both of you will enjoy your time in Kimberley. #tafellager #xcogroup #barzani #sixgungrill #bananaskin #nashua #klipdrift #tsogosun #twizza #OFM pic.twitter.com/gujX7AiADy
— Griquas Rugby (@GriquasRugby) February 9, 2021
Griquas could be in action later this month should their get the green light to compete in the newly developed Franchise Cup.
According to media reports in January, the SA Rugby has developed a new tournament – the Franchise Cup – which is scheduled to kick-off on February 27.
Reports claim that competition will include the former Super Rugby franchises (Bulls, Lions, Stormers, and Sharks) as well as the Cheetahs.
However, there have been calls to expand the Franchise Cup to eight teams, giving an opportunity for Pumas, Griquas and the Southern Kings to join the newly created competition.
#⃣WATCH as @WP_RUGBY President Zelt Marais talks to @rugby365com contributor @AngyboyJ about the infamous #Newlands saga and gives his side of the story#Rugby #WPRFU #WPPR #wpjoulekkerding #iamastormer
— rugby365.com (@rugby365com) February 8, 2021