Double backline boost for DHL Stormers

PUBLISHED: August 1, 2022

The DHL Stormers’ backline depth has received a boost with the signing of fullback Clayton Blommetjies and centre Chris Hollis.

The duo will both join the DHL Stormers squad for pre-season training ahead of the new Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaign, which kicks off in September.

The experienced Blommetjies has proven himself as an attacking threat throughout a senior professional career of over 10 years, while Hollis is a hard-running 24-year-old midfielder with an imposing presence on both attack and defence.

DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson said that both players will provide important backline depth ahead of a demanding campaign.

“We have all seen what Clayton can do given some time and space on the ball and we are looking forward to seeing how he can add to our attacking game that we have developed.

“Chris is a physical player who has shown plenty of promise, so he will add a competitive edge for us in midfield.

“Both of these players will complement the talent we already have here and will provide important depth in a busy season,” he said.

Blommetjies said that he can’t wait to join up with his new teammates and get stuck into preparations for the new season.

“Watching what the DHL Stormers achieved last season any player would want to be part of that and I feel that my talents can really add something extra within that system, so I can’t wait to get going,” he said.

Hollis said he is focused on taking his game to the next level.

“The players and coaches within the DHL Stormers structures are world-class, so there is no better place for me to grow as a player,” he said.