The Stormers have announced that co-captain and recent Springbok squad member Salmaan Moerat has signed a new deal with the Cape side.
Moerat has signed a contract extension that will have him stay in Cape Town until at least 2025.
The imposing lock is a product of the Western Province Rugby system, having developed through the structures as a young player and, at just 24 years of age, still has his best rugby ahead of him.
The former SA Schools and Junior Springbok captain made his Stormers debut in 2018 and has become a force to be reckoned with in the second row, with his form earning him a spot in the Springbok touring squad to Europe in November last year.
Having been the subject of interest from overseas clubs, Moerat said that his deep connection to the team and the positive strides they have made in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this season made it an easy decision to extend his contract.
“It means a lot to me and my family to play for the Stormers and the direction the team has been going in the last few months makes for an especially exciting future,” Moerat said.
“I am glad that the path forward is clear, so I can focus on playing my best rugby and contributing wherever I can to the team.”
Stormers head coach John Dobson said that with Moerat coming into his prime as a player, the sky is the limit for the lock over the next three years.
“Salmaan has always been a talented, humble and hard-working player and also brings important leadership skills to our squad.
“With his future now secure, I am looking forward to seeing what new heights he can reach over the next three years as he pushes himself and his teammates to higher standards.”
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