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    Stormers No 9 set for Japan move

    2016-06-22 11:11

    Cape Town - Stormers and Western Province scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has reportedly signed a deal with Japanese club Kubota Spears.

    Japanese website, japonrugby.net, is reporting that Schreuder will join the club later this year.

    Former Bulls coach Frans Ludeke will be the new head coach of the Kubota Spears.

    Other South Africans who also recently signed deals with the Spears include Lappies Labuschagne (Bulls), Louis Fouche (Kings) and Jaco Kriel (Lions).

    Schreuder’s deal would likely see him move to Japan after the Super Rugby competition, which would mean he'd miss this year’s Currie Cup Premier Division.

    When contacted by Sport24 on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Western Province "wasn't able" to confirm Schreuder’s move so it’s uncertain whether he would return for Super Rugby next year.

    The Stormers are also set to lose the services of scrumhalf Nic Groom, who will join English club Northampton Saints after this year's Super Rugby competition.

    With Groom and Schreuder leaving, the Cape union is expected to announce the signing of Dewaldt Duvenage from Perpignan in France.

    Duvenage joined the Top 14 club from the Stormers in 2013, but is keen to return to the Cape.

    According to Netwerk24, Duvenage’s move to WP is already a done deal and he is expected to arrive in August.

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