Grant joins parents in Perth

    2015-07-29 10:01

    Cape Town - New Western Force flyhalf Peter Grant says he’s excited to move to Perth where his parents and two uncles also live.

    The Force on Wednesday officially confirmed the signing of the former Stormers and Springbok flyhalf on a two-year deal.

    Grant, 30, represented the Stormers for nine seasons and the  five-Test Springbok most recently played a season with French Top 14 club, La Rochelle, having also played four seasons with Japanese Top League club, the Kobelco Steelers.

    The move to Perth was made easier by Grant’s family connections there.

    “I'm very excited and looking forward to the move immensely,” he told the Force’s official website. “I've obviously got a lot of family there with two of my uncles living in Perth, one of them for over 30 years, and my parents as well, so that's a big draw card, but I love the lifestyle of Australia, particularly in Perth.”

    With 104 Stormers caps to his name, Grant knows the role he needs to play in the team and is looking forward to being back in the Super Rugby competition.

    “I feel like I have a lot to offer to the younger players, especially playing a mentoring role. Giving them a little bit of advice here and there, which is similar to what players did for me in my career.

    “I’m really looking forward to being a part of building the Western Force, because I know there’s a lot of talent there and I really feel I can help Michael and the coaching staff develop that talent.”

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