Stormers look abroad - again

    2013-11-19 11:34
    Cape Town - Wallaby wing Cooper Vuna has reportedly agreed to join the Stormers for next year's Super Rugby competition.

    Tuesday's Cape Times reports that the Stormers have managed to secure the signature of the former Melbourne Rebels speedster - and that he could arrive for pre-season training as early as next week.

    The 26-year-old Vuna, who played two Tests for Australia last year, will be a replacement for Bryan Habana (now playing at Toulon in France) and fight it out for a spot in the team with Cheslin Kolbe.

    The former Tongan Rugby League star left the Rebels in July this year to play for the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan.

    Vuna will be the second overseas player joining the Stormers with Argentine lock Manuel Carizza also set to join.

    Meanwhile, the hunt for a scrumhalf continues as it appears that the Cape side is struggling to attain the services of Argentine Nicolas Vergallo.

    Vergallo, who represented the Kings in this year's Super Rugby competition, is currently playing for French side Lyon as a "medical joker" (replacing an injured player).

    The Stormers, who finished seventh in this year's Super Rugby competition, will start their pre-season preparations next Monday.

    HAVE YOUR SAY: The Stormers and WP dominate at Craven Week, Under-19, Under-21 and Varsity Cup level. Does it disappoint you as a fan to see them looking abroad for talent to fill voids? Should they not be investing in local players for the 'greater good'? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

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