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    WP’s Howard off to England

    2015-04-13 11:22

    Cape Town - Western Province back Pat Howard has reportedly signed a deal with English Premiership club Northampton Saints.

    While the news is yet to be officially announced, Netwerk24 has reliable been informed that Howard will leave the Cape union later this year.

    The 23-year-old Howard, who can play wing and centre, is contracted with WP until October 31.

    This means he will in all likelihood be asked to stay until the end of this year’s Currie Cup.

    Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis (Montpellier, France) and prop Steven Kitshoff (Bordeaux-Begles, France) are also heading abroad after this year’s Currie Cup, while utility forward Michael Rhodes will head to Saracens in England after the Super Rugby competition.

    Howard represented South African at Under-20 level in 2012, but has struggled for a starting berth at the Stormers, with players like Juan de Jongh, Huw Jones, Kobus van Wyk and Johnny Kotze ahead of him in the pecking order.


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