Kitshoff signs new Stormers deal, appointed captain

Kitshoff signs new Stormers deal, appointed captain

Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff has signed a three-year contract extension with Western Province Professional Rugby and has been appointed Stormers captain.

Steven Kitshoff
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The Rugby World Cup-winner captained the Stormers regularly over the last year and will be supported by new vice-captain Salmaan Moerat.

Kitshoff’s contract extension comes on the back of key players such as Damian Willemse, Scarra Ntubeni, Frans Malherbe, Seabelo Senatla, Neethling Fouche, Sazi Sandi, Leon Lyons, Nama Xaba, Kwenzo Blose and Evan Roos all committing their futures to Cape Town. 

Stormers coach John Dobson said that having a player of Kitshoff’s stature commit his future is hugely significant.

“Steven is a world-class player on top of his game who has the respect of everyone in the rugby world. To have a person of his calibre and deep connection to this team as our talisman going forward is immense.

“Both Steven and Salmaan are proud products of our youth system and are inspirational figures both in our squad and for our faithful supporters. Their decision to remain with the DHL Stormers is testimony to the good developmental work that has been carried out over the decades. 

"We look forward to continue building off the rock-solid foundation they will provide for our team.”

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