Experienced prop Steven Kitshoff has signed a three-year contract extension with Western Province Professional Rugby (WPPR) and has been appointed DHL Stormers captain.
The Rugby World Cup-winner is no stranger to the role, having captained the DHL Stormers regularly over the last year and, going forward, he will be supported by new vice-captain, Salmaan Moerat.
Kitshoff made his DHL Stormers debut in 2012 as a fresh-faced 19-year-old and has since accumulated 101 caps for the team he grew up supporting.
His vice-captain, Moerat, also has extensive leadership experience, although still only 23, having captained SA Schools, the Junior Springboks and DHL Western Province U19 before leading the DHL Stormers in two of their preparation matches this year.
Moerat is one of a number of players who are still under contract with WPPR until at least 2022, along with the likes of Herschel Jantjies, Warrick Gelant, Ruhan Nel, Sergeal Petersen, Marcel Theunissen, David Meihuizen and Rikus Pretorius.
Kitshoff's extension comes on the back of key players such as Damian Willemse, Scarra Ntubeni, Frans Malherbe, Seabelo Senatla, Neethling Fouche, Sazi Sandi, Leon Lyons, Nama Xaba, Kwenzo Blose and Evan Roos all committing their future to WPPR.