The Stormers have confirmed the departure of talismanic fullback Dillyn Leyds. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
The Stormers have confirmed the departure of talismanic fullback Dillyn Leyds. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Dobson confirms Dillyn Leyds to leave Stormers

By Wynona Louw Time of article published May 12, 2020

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The Stormers have confirmed the departure of talismanic fullback Dillyn Leyds.

Leyds signed a contract with French Top 14 club La Rochelle back in March, and seeing as it’s unlikely that a domestic tournament will kick off anytime soon, it's likely that Leyds has already played his final game for the Cape side.

It also appears unlikely that centre Jamie Roberts, who returned to Wales before SA went into lockdown, will be back to finish his loan spell in Cape Town.

The Stormers will also be without tighthead prop Wilco Louw. It was confirmed earlier this year that the Bok front-rower joined English Premiership side Harlequins.

“Both him (Leyds) and Wilco Louw are Springboks and both have been really good servants to us, Dillyn especially. He has probably been in the system for about 10 years," said coach John Dobson.

“The fact that they could have already played their last game for the Stormers is very sad. I wouldn’t mind if they did stay a bit longer so we could play a game and say goodbye to them, but that is emotional and less important at this stage.”

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