Former UCT lock joins Stormers

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Former UCT lock Gary Porter has returned to Cape Town to join the Stormers squad ahead of their 2022/23 United Rugby Championship campaign.

Porter is back in the country after a season at the Ealing Trailfinders in England's RFU Championship.

The 26-year-old joined the Western Province Rugby Institute straight out of school before representing the Ikey Tigers in the Varsity Cup, while attaining a psychology degree.

Stormers coach John Dobson told the team's official website that Porter was a hard working player.

"Gary and his high work-rate fit the type of game we would like to play and we are looking forward to seeing him grow in our environment as we take on a very tough season," Dobson said.

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Gary Porter in action for UCT in the 2019 Varsity Cup. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Porter said he was eager to make his mark at the URC champions.

"These are exciting times here and I want to contribute wherever I can within this system and grow as a player," he said.

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