Currie Cup

Taute inks Stormers deal

2012-10-24 08:16
Jaco Taute (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Lions utility back Jaco Taute has signed a loan deal with the Stormers, but he also has the option of making a permanent move, according to keo.co.za website.

Taute has been linked to season-long stint with the Cape franchise over the past two weeks, and the deal was finally signed on Tuesday afternoon.

The 21-year-old said he was looking forward to the new challenge.

‘I’m very excited,’ Taute told keo.co.za. ‘The Stormers have been a world-class team in recent seasons and I hope to make a valuable contribution next year.’

The deal should see the player return to the Lions in time for their Super Rugby promotion-relegation match against the last-placed South African team.

However, Taute revealed he could decide to extend his stay in Cape Town.

‘My contract with the Lions expires next season,’ said Taute. ‘So I could stay on with the Stormers if I wanted to. But we see how things go in 2013.

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