Stormers Lock Signs For Ospreys

Former Currie Cup winner De Kock Steenkamp has signed a three-year contract with the Ospreys after securing an early release from his deal with Super Rugby side the Stormers.

The 27-year-old has been brought in to add experience to the Welsh region, having made 49 Super Rugby appearances since his Stormers debut in 2010.

He also helped Western Province reach consecutive Currie Cup finals in 2012 and 2013, winning the first of the two against Natal Sharks.

Ospreys Rugby general manager Andrew Millward said: “He’s a natural leader, a combative character, and will be a real asset to the Ospreys. He is a typical South African second row – physical, tough and a natural competitor.

“He will add to the options available to us in his position and, as well as competing for a starting spot, he will provide cover for Alun Wyn Jones when he is unavailable.”

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