Stormers get Junior Boks boost


Western Province Rugby have announced the contract extensions of seven Junior Springboks stars poised for their big break with the Stormers next season. Stormers head coach John Dobson is excited to retain the likes of SA U20s skipper Sacha Mngomezulu, with the Capetonians set to defend their Vodacom United Rugby Championship title as well as compete in the European Championship for the first time in the 2022-23 campaign. “This region is a conveyor belt of rugby talent that is unmatched worldwide and it is fantastic to see so many of our promising young players commit their immediate futures here,” Dobson said. “We have already seen some of these players make the step up to senior level and look forward to seeing all of them develop further within our system.” Captain Sacha Mngomezulu is one of 7 Junior Boks who have signed contract extensions with WP Rugby. The future looks bright with the next generation locked in. ‘This region is a conveyor belt of rugby talent that is unmatched’ — DHL Stormers (@THESTORMERS) August 2, 2022 Mngomezulu, who won the URC title before leading the SA U20s to an unbeaten Six Nations Summer Series campaign, is joined by national teammates props Lamla Nunu and Corne Weilbach, hooker Lukhanyo Vokozela, lock Connor Evans, loose forward Louw Nel and fullback Duran Koevort in signing extensions. Fellow Junior Boks Imad Khan (scrumhalf), Suleiman Hartzenberg (centre) and Paul de Villiers (loose forward) are all on existing contracts in an exciting junior group.  They also join Western Province U20 captain and loose forward Armand Maritz, hooker Keagan Blanckenberg and fullback Luke Berger in penning new deals. MORE: Stormers backs to blossom from double boost Photo: @Bishops_Rugby/Twitter The post Stormers get Junior Boks boost appeared first on SA Rugby magazine.