6 Dec, 21:27
Munster A tasted defeat for the first time this season as they went down 17-7 to Plymouth Albion in the British and Irish Cup on Friday night.
He has a total of 57 Super Rugby caps to his name having previously played with the Bulls from 2009 to 2011, in which time he enjoyed both Super Rugby and Currie Cup success. In making the move to Munster Gerhard joins his former Blue Bulls team-mate CJ Stander.
Commenting on the move Head Coach Rob Penney had the following to say, “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.”
Gerhard added "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. 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."
Name: Gerhard van den Heever