Stormers lose Armand to Chiefs

The Stormers have lost yet another forward to the call of overseas clubs as flanker Don Armand announced RW Stampthat he will leave Cape Town to further his career with the Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership.

Armand impressed throughout his Varsity Cup career with the UCT Ikeys and won the Currie Cup with Western Province in 2012, he has won 16 Super Rugby caps for the Stormers and can play both flank and lock. However with the likes of Schalk Burger, Siya Kolisi, Nizaam Carr and Rynhardt Elstadt  ahead of him in the pecking order Armand’s need for more game time drove him to look elsewhere.

“It’s been an amazing privilege to be a part of the Stormers family. My team-mates, management and especially the fans have given me an amazing experience. Memories that will last a lifetime,” he tweeted.

Armand joins a long list of Stormers leaving Newlands after this years Super Rugby Campaign including; Bryan Habana (Toulon), Andries Bekker (Kobe Steelers), Dewaldt Duvenage (Perpignan) and Joe Pietersen (Biarritz).

Western Province and the Stormers are expected to announce his move later this week.

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