Grant packing for Perth

Former Stormers and Springbok flyhalf Peter Grant has signed a two-year deal with the Force.

The 30-year-old played 104 Vodacom Super Rugby games for the Stormers and has five Test caps. He most recently played a season with French Top 14 club, La Rochelle, having also played four seasons with Japanese Top League club, the Kobelco Steelers.

'Our priority was adding experience to complement the talented young players in our backline, and with the recruitment of Ben [Tapuai], Jono [Lance] and now Peter, we believe we’ve moved strongly in that direction,' said Force coach Michael Foley.

'Peter’s played a key position for 10 seasons of Super Rugby, as well as a number of seasons in Japan and France. When you combine that with his time spent with the Springboks, it equates to a player that not only has a wealth of experience in playing the game, but also has the ability to lead players around him.

'Most importantly he brings calmness in decision-making, an eagerness to take the defence on when we attack and a consistency in goal-kicking.

'One of Peter’s key tasks will be to mentor and develop our young flyhalves, as well as the other young players within our backline.'

Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP Photo

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