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REPORT: Bok in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Stormers

TRANSFER TALK: Springbok Juan de Jongh is reportedly set to make a return to the Stormers.


De Jongh, who joined the Premiership club Wasps in 2017,  is reportedly set to leave the UK-based side for the Cape Town franchise.

According to Netwerk24, the Stormers and Western Province head coach John Dobson admitted that negotiations between De Jongh and the Stormers are at an advanced stage.

Netwerk24 report revealed that the 33-year-old is expected to sign a two-year deal with the WP Rugby and will join the team in July, ahead of the Pro14 Rainbow Cup campaign.

De Jongh, having won 97 Super Rugby caps for the Stormers, will certainly add plenty of experience to the team’s midfield stocks, which feature the likes of Rikus Pretorius, Dan du Plessis and Ruhan Nel.

The 33-year-old was part of a Stormers side which reached the 2010 Super Rugby final, as well as the semifinals in 2011 and 2012, while also attaining two Currie Cup titles with Western Province in 2012 and 2014.

His excellent showings for his club saw him rewarded with an international debut against Wales in 2010, and he has since gone on to make 19 appearances, including two tries in two appearances at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.


The super centre also boasts a bronze medal to his name has been part of the South African Sevens team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

De Jongh has also been targeted by the Bulls, who are looking for a centre to fill in for the injured Stedman Gans.

Meanwhile, it has also been reported that the Stormers are keen to lure Malcolm Marx and former captain Deon Fourie back to South Africa.

Marx previously played for the Lions and has spent the last two years in Japan, playing for the Shining Arcs and the Kubota Spears in the Top League.


Source: Netwerk24

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