Springbok hooker Joseph Dweba will return to South Africa next season, having signed a three-year deal with the Stormers.
The front-row powerhouse has spent the past two years playing in France for Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles and will be back on home soil next season, with his contract effective from July.
A former SA Schools and Junior Springbok, Dweba made his Bok debut against Argentina last year having also featured prominently for SA A in their win over the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium.
The ex-Free State Cheetahs star is looking forward to joining his new teammates and settling his family in Cape Town.
“This is a very exciting time for me and my family, it is great to be home and playing my rugby for the Stormers,” he said.
“The team has played some top rugby this season and I can’t wait to get stuck in as we take on the Vodacom United Rugby Championship and Champions Cup next season.”
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Stormers coach John Dobson says having a player of Dweba’s proven quality join the team is a huge boost for his squad.
“Joseph is an all-action performer who will fit in really well and suit the style of rugby that we have been playing,” Dobson added.
“We want to see him grow his game further and help us take things to the next level going forward in what is an exciting future here for our team,” he said.