Springboks Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Frans Malherbe and Damian de Allende have all committed their long-term futures to Western Province and the Stormers.
Between them, the quartet have featured in 61 Tests, Etzebeth leading with 37 Bok appearances since his debut against England in 2012, with Malherbe (six Tests) and Kolisi (11) making their debuts in 2013, while De Allende (seven caps) played his first international this year.
‘Frans, Eben, Siya and Damian have all been developed here at Western Province, coming through our youth structures and going on to play Test rugby for South Africa as standout Stormers and Western Province players,’ commented WP director of rugby Gert Smal.
‘We are very excited about our new signings Pieter-Steph du Toit, JC Janse van Rensburg, JP Smith and Cornal Hendricks, but, at the same time, we need to ensure we continue to develop and retain our own top talent too – the re-signings of Frans, Eben, Siya and Damian are a clear indication that we are doing so.’
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