Springbok Gelant swops Loftus for Newlands

Springbok Gelant swops Loftus for Newlands

The Stormers have confirmed the signing of Springbok fullback Warrick Gelant from the Bulls. 

Warrick Gelant Springboks - AFP

The World Cup winner, who turned 25 on Wednesday, has spent the past six years in Pretoria. 

Stormers coach John Dobson says Gelant’s arrival is a major boost to a backline which already features the likes of Herschel Jantjies, Damian Willemse, Seabelo Senatla and Sergeal Petersen.

“Warrick has established himself as one of the most dynamic backline players in South Africa, so we could not be more thrilled to have him on our books going forward.

“With Dillyn Leyds leaving, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to step into the 15 jersey. I am sure his presence will also have a hugely positive influence on the players around him.

“We are also looking forward to giving Damian Willemse the opportunity to settle at flyhalf going forward, with Warrick providing his trademark strike threat from the back.” 

Gelant says he is looking forward to starting a new phase in his career.

“I can’t wait to join up with the DHL Stormers and I’m very excited about what the future holds. I want to take my game to new heights and I believe that working with the players and the coaches at the DHL Stormers will help me to do that.”

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