REPORT: Stormers find solution to their back row concern
TRANSFER TALK: Stormers may have found the solution to their back row problems ahead of the Rainbow Cup.
The Cape Town franchise have already lost the services of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, who moved to the Sharks, and highly-rated Jaco Coetze, who joined the Premiership club Bath.
While Stormers will also be without Juarno Augustus for Rainbow Cup after the former Junior Springbok was ruled out for up to three months with an injury.
However, in an effort to boost their pack, Stormers have opted to add Willie Englebrecht to their back row stocks.
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According to Netwerk24, the 28-year-old Englebrecht, who was in impressive form for the Pumas during the recent Currie Cup, will join the Stormers on loan for the duration of the Rainbow Cup,
It has also been reported that Deon Fourie, who captained Western Province to the Currie Cup title in 2012, could be on his way back to the Cape side.
The 34-year-old Fourie has been playing in the French second division with Grenoble.
Rainbow Cup is scheduled to start on April 24 and ends on July 9.
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