Mon 1 Aug 2022 | 11:33

Stormers confirm new backline signings ahead of 2022/2023 URC season

Stormers confirm new backline signings ahead of 2022/2023 URC season
Mon 1 Aug 2022 | 11:33
Stormers confirm new backline signings ahead of 2022/2023 URC season
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TRANSFER NEWS: The Stormers’ midfield depth has received a boost with the signing of Griquas centre Christopher Hollis.

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The Cape Town franchise also confirmed the signing of fullback Clayton Blommetjies.

The duo will both join the Stormers squad for pre-season training ahead of the new United Rugby Championship campaign, which kicks off in September.

The experienced Blommetjies, who joins from the Cheetahs, has proven himself as an attacking threat throughout a senior professional career of over 10 years, while Hollis has been a hard-running midfielder for Griquas with an imposing presence on both attack and defence.

Stormers head coach John Dobson said that both players will provide important backline depth ahead of a demanding campaign.

“We have all seen what Clayton can do given some time and space on the ball and we are looking forward to seeing how he can add to our attacking game that we have developed.

“Chris is a physical player who has shown plenty of promise, so he will add a competitive edge for us in midfield.

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“Both of these players will complement the talent we already have here and will provide important depth in a busy season,” he said.

“Watching what the Stormers achieved last season any player would want to be part of that and I feel that my talents can really add something extra within that system, so I can’t wait to get going,” he said.

Hollis said he is focused on taking his game to the next level.

“The players and coaches within the Stormers structures are world-class, so there is no better place for me to grow as a player,” he said.

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