Johannesburg – The Stormers confirmed on Wednesday that Springbok Rugby World Cup-winning fullback Warrick Gelant would join them in Cape Town, leaving the Bulls after more than six years in Pretoria.
Gelant will take the place of Dillyn Leyds, who is joining French club La Rochelle, and his acquisition gives head coach John Dobson the bonus of a ready-made product to join his talented backline.
Warrick joins other world cup winners such as Captain Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Damian Willimse, Bongi Mbonambi and Herschel Jantjies. This move means Willemse will get his favourite No 10 position, pointed.
“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,” Dobson said.