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