Stormers prop Koch to leave SA
Cape Town - Any hopes Western Province may have harboured of
signing Springbok tighthead prop Vincent Koch on a permanent basis have all but
Koch’s agent, Gert-Andries van der Merwe, confirmed to Netwerk24
that Koch will further his career abroad later this year.
English club Saracens are believed to be the favourites to
sign the 26-year-old.
“Vincent met representatives from Saracens and their systems
there are very appealing to him. He hasn’t signed yet, but told me that I can
inform Western Province that he won’t be staying in the Cape,” his agent said.
The Stormers loan player is still contracted to the Pumas
and expected to play Currie Cup rugby for them later this year, unless he can
negotiate an early release from his contract.
Koch represented the Springboks in two Tests last year but was not offered a national contract.