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    Force confirm Peter Grant signing

    2015-07-29 08:36

    Perth - Australian Super Rugby franchise, the Western Force, on Wednesday officially confirmed the signing of former Stormers and Springbok flyhalf Peter Grant on a two-year deal.

    This comes after earlier reports linked Grant with a move with the Western Australian team.

    Grant, 30, played 104 Super Rugby games for the Stormers and currently sits seventh in the tournament’s all-time scorers list with 866 points.

    Having represented the Stormers for nine seasons at the top provincial level, the five-Test Springbok, nicknamed ‘Bash’, most recently played a season with French Top 14 club, La Rochelle, having also played four seasons with Japanese Top League club, the Kobelco Steelers.

    Force head coach Michael Foley says Grant’s signing is a significant one in the side’s preparation for success.

    “Our priority was adding experience to complement the talented young players in our backline, and with the recruitment of Ben (Tapuai), Jono (Lance) and now Peter, we believe we’ve moved strongly in that direction,” Foley told the Force’s official website.

    “Peter’s played a key position for 10 seasons of Super Rugby, as well as a number of seasons in Japan and France. When you combine that with his time spent with the Springboks, it equates to a player that not only has a wealth of experience in playing the game, but also has the ability to lead players around him.

    “Most importantly he brings calmness in decision making, an eagerness to take the defence on when we attack and a consistency in goal kicking.

    “One of Peter’s key tasks will be to mentor and develop our young flyhalves, as well as the other young players within our backline.”

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