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Munster sign Stormers winger Van den Heever

Stormers winger Gerhard van den Heever will play for Munster next year

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Article Published: Tuesday 23 July 2013

Former Heineken Cup champions Munster have signed Stormers winger Gerhard van den Heever from November on a two year contract.

The 24-year-old former Bulls winger will play for Western Province in the Currie Cup this year and then move to Ireland.

"I am looking forward to joining Munster and I am humbled by the trust shown in my character and ability to be granted the honour of becoming part of the Munster way of life," said Van den Heever.

"I will work diligently to justify the faith put in me and I will do my utmost to make a purposeful impact at the club every day. "

"For now I will focus on playing my part to assist Western Province in defending the Currie Cup title."

Van den Heever has won 57 Super XV caps and has won Currie Cup titles as well as Super Rugby titles and can play at centre and fullback.

Munster head coach Rob Penney said that Van den Heever would be a "great addition to the squad" with his speed and skills.

"Gerhard is a young guy that is capable of playing in multiple positions and he has committed to Munster for two years so he has an opportunity to build in becoming a Munster man just like BJ Botha and CJ Stander before him.

"He is a wing, centre and fullback with a lovely kick and is exceptionally fast so he should be a great addition to the squad. We are very happy to have him coming to us and I know they are disappointed to see him go from the Stormers."

Name: Gerhard van den Heever
Position: Wing/Centre/Fullback
Height: 1.90m
Weight: 98kg
DOB: 13/04/89
Born: Bloemfontein

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