Groom signs for Saints

Stormers scrumhalf Nic Groom will join the Northampton Saints at the end of the Super Rugby season.

The 26-year-old has 59 Currie Cup caps for Western Province and hit the half-century of appearances for the Stormers in Super Rugby in their recent win over the Reds.

'I'm extremely excited to be joining up with Northampton next season,' Groom said in a statement. 'It's a top club with a proud history and personally it's a big honour to sign with them. I'm hoping to continue growing as a player and as a person and to contribute to what will hopefully be a very successful period at the club.

'Leaving Cape Town and the Stormers is going to be tough and a big change, but I'm looking forward to embracing new experiences both on and off the field. I have many happy memories playing in Cape Town; it's where it all started for me. I've been here my whole career and I'm so thankful for everyone who has played a role in my journey so far. The coaches, players as well as the passionate fans, will always have a special place in my heart.'

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