Blitzboks star signs permanent Stormers deal

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The Stormers have announced that Springbok Sevens speedster Angelo Davids has signed a two-year contract with Western Province Professional Rugby.

The 22-year-old flyer made both his Stormers and Western Province debut in 2020 and returns full-time, having focused more on Sevens in 2021.

The signing is a significant boost to the Stormers’ United Rugby Championship squad, which also features the likes of Seabelo Senatla, Sergeal Petersen and Leolin Zas as options on the wing.

Davids said that he is delighted to be back with his Stormers team-mates at the start of an exciting new chapter in his career.

In the right environment

“After working with the players and the coaches here in 2020, I know that this is the right place to grow my abilities in the 15-man game,” he told the Stormers’ official website.

“I am now fully fit and ready to give it a full crack. I look forward to contributing in any way possible for the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province.”

Stormers head coach John Dobson believes that having a player of Davids’ skill in the mix is exciting for everyone involved.

“We know that Angelo has the kind of X-factor that we need out wide, we saw just what he is capable of in 2020,” he said.

“Angelo’s skillset fits in perfectly with the type of rugby we want to play, so we can’t wait to see him in a DHL Stormers jersey again.”

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