Stormers flanker Deon Fourie has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him in Cape Town for two more seasons.
Fourie recently played a pivotal role in helping the Stormers win the inaugural United Rugby Championship (URC).
Deon Fourie was named man of the match in the URC final
The 35-year-old was named man of the match for his performance in the final against the Bulls at the Cape Town Stadium and was rewarded with another Springbok call-up for his troubles.
Fourie has only been back in the Cape for a year following a lengthy stint with Western Province earlier in his career, but he made a massive impact in that short space of time, which included bringing up his 100th Stormers cap.
“What Deon has achieved this season has been nothing short of phenomenal, so we are very happy that he has extended his stay with us,” said Stormers head coach John Dobson.
“He has been an inspirational figure for our team and has also played a key role in developing some of the young talent we have too. Hopefully, he will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Fourie said he couldn’t be happier at the Stormers and thanked his team-mates, support staff and fans for helping him reach new heights.
“I am thrilled to extend my time with the Stormers, what our team has achieved this season with the incredible support we have got has been special, and I know there is even more ahead of us.
“My family and I couldn’t be happier to be in Cape Town, and I want to show my gratitude through my performances on the pitch,” he said.