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Bok prop handed French lifeline

  • 21 Aug 2017
Gurthrö Steenkamp scrums down for Toulouse Gurthrö Steenkamp scrums down for Toulouse

Gurthrö Steenkamp has joined Stade Français as a medical joker ahead of the imminent French Top 14 season.

Stade decided to sign the former Bok prop for the duration of the injury-enforced absence of his countryman and fellow Bok Heinke van der Merwe.

‘[Steenkamp] will be able to train with us on Monday and will be available for the first match of the Top 14 at home against Lyon on Saturday,’ Stade stated in a press release.

The 53-Test cap loosehead played six seasons for Toulouse, but his contract with the club expired at the end of last season.

Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP Photo

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