Rugby

Stormers lock off to Wales

2014-09-08 16:00
De Kock Steenkamp (Gallo)
Cape Town - Welsh club Ospreys have confirmed that they have signed Stormers lock De Kock Steenkamp on a three-year contract, despite the player having one more year on his contract in the Cape.

Steenkamp, 27, secured an early release from his Stormers contract and will join the PRO12 club after representing the Stormers on 49 occasions in Super Rugby and playing 59 games for the Western Province in the Currie Cup.

"Joining the Ospreys is a great opportunity for me and a challenge that I can’t wait to get stuck into," said Steenkamp in a statement on Ospreys' official website.

"Looking around the place and talking to people there really made me excited about signing.

"Hopefully I’ll be able to link up with the squad soon and play a part in helping to make sure the Ospreys remain the best side in Wales as well as one of the best in Europe."

Should Steenkamp honour the length of his contract in Wales, he will become eligible to represent Wales at Test level.

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