Frans Malherbe signs three-year contract extension with Stormers

Frans Malherbe has played 126 times for Stormers
Frans Malherbe has played 126 times for Stormers
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Stormers have announced that South Africa international Frans Malherbe has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.

Malherbe made his provincial club debut with Western Province in 2011 and went on to make his Super Rugby debut for Stormers later that year.

He also had represented Western Province at U16, U18 and U19 level and has racked up 126 appearances for the club and played a key role in the team’s victory in the inaugural Vodacom United Rugby Championship last season.

A part of the winning 2019 Rugby World Cup squad of South Africa, he has over 50 Test appearances for the Springboks since making his debut in 2013.

“I am very happy to be staying in Cape Town and playing for the DHL Stormers," he told the club's official website.

“The team environment here is very positive and I want to contribute to building on that and doing whatever I can to help the team continue improving,” he said.

Stormers head coach John Dobson is pleased with Malherbe remaining committed to the club.

“Frans embodies what we would like this team to be all about. He is already a DHL Stormers legend and will only add to that in the years to come.

“He is a world-class player who contributes so much more to our cause than just what he does on the field.

“He will play a vital role in inspiring and showing the next generation what it means to be a true DHL Stormers man".