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Stormers get a 'valuable asset in an important position'

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers head coach John Dobson has described Lizo Gqoboka as a “valuable asset” for the upcoming season.

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The loosehead prop was officially unveiled as a Stormer on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Springbok forward has made the move to Cape Town from Pretoria and brings considerable experience with him.

Gqoboka only took up the game at the age of 19 and within two years had already secured his first professional contract.

He has accumulated over 150 senior caps since then and made his Springbok debut in 2019.

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Dobson said that Gqoboka’s proven track record means he will be ready to hit the ground running when the season gets underway.

“Lizo is an experienced player who would be a valuable asset for any squad in what is an important position.

“He has already settled in well here in the pre-season and we are all looking forward to seeing what he can do when the season gets underway,” he said.

Gqoboka said that having played against the Stormers many times in his career when he was with the Bulls, he is excited about feeling the support of the Cape Town fans.

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“This is a great team with some incredible supporters and I can’t wait to run out in the blue and white jersey and give my all.

“My family and I have felt at home right away here, my teammates and the coaches have been so welcoming and I want to repay that when I get the chance to take the field as a Stormer,” he said.

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