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Stormers prop Louw to join English club Harlequins

Wilco Louw who has 48 caps for the Stormers and 57 caps for Western Province, will join the Premiership outfit in July, having been granted an early release from his contract with Western Province Rugby.

Wilco Louw. Picture: Stormers

CAPE TOWN - Stormers tighthead prop Wilco Louw will be released early from his contract with Western Province Rugby to join English club Harlequins at the end of Super Rugby season.

Louw, who has 48 caps for the Stormers and 57 caps for Western Province, will join the Premiership outfit in July, having been granted an early release from his contract with Western Province Rugby.

“While we did not want to stand in Wilco’s way, we also know that he has a huge role to play in our Super Rugby campaign this season and we are happy that we have an agreement which allows him to focus on his rugby," said Stormers head coach John Dobson.

“Wilco has been a selfless servant of Western Province and the Stormers and we are all hoping that he will be able to end his time here on a high as we all look to make the most of the final Super Rugby season at Newlands,” he said.

Louw added: "I have grown both as a player and a person in my time at Newlands, so I will be going all-out to contribute as much as I can to the team this season.

“I am also looking forward to what the future holds with Harlequins and will take many happy memories of my time with Western Province and the Stormers with me when I leave in July.”

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