Catrakilis back at WP - for good

2013-08-27 11:21

Cape Town - Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has reportedly signed a two-year deal with Western Province.

Catrakilis, 24, was originally loaned to WP from the Kings for this year's Currie Cup competition in the hope of getting more exposure in the big time, as it is his ambition to play for the Springboks.

He joined the Kings from Western Province this year and performed well in their debut season in Super Rugby. But with Eastern Province not playing in the Currie Cup Premier Division, Catrakilis was allowed to re-join WP for the Currie Cup, with the agreement that the returns to Port Elizabeth at the end of the season.

However, with the Kings not participating in Super Rugby next season, it now appears that Catrakilis will make his stay in the Cape permanent. His contract at the Kings apparently allows him to sign elsewhere if the Kings are not part of Super Rugby.

Tuesday's Cape Times reports that Catrakilis has signed with WP for two years. This new deal means that he will be available full-time for the Stormers and Western Province from next year.

Catrakilis is currently recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered playing for the Kings in their Super Rugby promotion-relegation match against the Lions on July 26. He is expected to return to action either this week or next.

WP tackle the Golden Lions in a Currie Cup game at Ellis Park on Friday (19:10 kick-off).


  • Binne Goed - 2013-08-27 11:25

    Just select him for the Boks already

      Joe Black - 2013-08-27 12:15

      How long is for good ?

      Martin Fourie - 2013-08-27 12:20

      Read the article Joe, for two years as from next year.

      Joe Black - 2013-08-27 12:38

      Martin Two years, are for good then ?

      Raymond Dick - 2013-08-27 16:16

      When it suits you Isak?

  • Darryl Farmer - 2013-08-27 11:27

    still a rumor.........bulls also chasing his signature ,and dont forget french club Biaritz

      Sht Stirrer - 2013-08-27 12:33

      Please read and try to comprehend. "Has signed" means it's a done deal. Literally.

      Rudel du Preez - 2013-08-27 16:33

      Sht Stirrer,regtig

  • Reagan Gallant - 2013-08-27 11:47

    finally! can't wait to see him in action with a better team

  • Vickers Vermeulen - 2013-08-27 11:48

    Great talent. Such a pity it was wasted for a whole S15 season.

      JamesBlacksmith - 2013-08-27 12:53

      @Vickers He didn't make the WP first team. He wasn't good enough, remember. A shame he's gone back to WP, but I understand considering his family is from there. Thanks for the great year Demetri. All the best with the Stormers.

      Vickers Vermeulen - 2013-08-28 10:00

      @Watchman Dear sir. Kindly inform the esteemed members of this forum exactly when your team (In S15 and CC) last scored 60+ against the Bulls. Oh and if they are so deserving why are they languishing below teams like the Pumas, Leopards, Eagles in the first division log?

  • Phillip du Plessis - 2013-08-27 17:41

    That is awesome news!!

  • Ardene Hendricks - 2013-08-27 17:49

    Home sweet home ,

  • Chrisin Oz - 2013-08-27 18:23

    I am fully erected at 2 inches now, I have such a crush on him it makes me think he is the best flyhalf in the world, better than Carter.

  • Kokkie de Kock - 2013-08-27 20:39

    The Watsonia Vomiteers suck !

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