Cheetahs lock off to Wales

    2013-04-09 21:14
    Cape Town - Cheetahs lock Martin Muller will continue his rugby career in Wales after signing a three-year deal with the Newport Gwent Dragons.

    Muller's management company, World Artists, on Tuesday confirmed the news on their website.

    The 25-year-old Griquas player is part of the Cheetahs' 2013 Super Rugby squad but has been sidelined since January with a groin injury. He is expected to leave for Wales after the completion of the Super Rugby competition.

    Muller represented South Africa at a number of age-group levels, before making his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers in 2009. He moved to Griquas at the start of the 2011 season.

    Dragons coach Darren Edwards said they are delighted with the signing.

    "Martin is a player whose progress we have been following carefully for a couple of seasons. His outstanding performances for the Griquas in last season’s Currie Cup culminated with selection for the Cheetahs in this year’s Super 15.

    "We recognise he is a player of great pedigree and potential having come through the SA school and age grade pathways. Martin will compliment our current second rows and possesses the clear attributes that will suit the way we want to play," said Edwards.

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