Nizaam Carr joined Wasps on a short term contract in 2017 before rerturning to the Stormers for the start of the 2018 Super Rugby campaign. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Nizaam Carr joined Wasps on a short term contract in 2017 before rerturning to the Stormers for the start of the 2018 Super Rugby campaign. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Arno Botha in action in action for current club London Irish in February. Photo: Action Images/Andrew Boyers
Arno Botha in action in action for current club London Irish in February. Photo: Action Images/Andrew Boyers

CAPE TOWN - Stormers No 8 Nizaam Carr is reportedly set to return to the  English Premiership club Wasps after a short spell at the Coventry-based club a few months ago.

On Friday the Telegraph reported that Wasps will make the announcement soon. The 27-year-old, who has five Springbok Test caps, produced a few stand-out performances while making seven appearances for the club at the end of 2017.

Since then there has always been talk of Carr returning to the club.

Meanwhile, Munster coach Johann van Graan has hailed the signing of former Springbok and Bulls flank Arno Botha.

The former South African Under-20 captain will offer the Irish Pro14 side greater loose forward options after he signed a one-year deal earlier this week. 

Van Graan, who coached Botha both at the Bulls and Springboks, is confident that the 26-year old will be a success in Ireland.

Botha also had the honour of captaining the South African Under-20s at the 2011 World Cup.

Said Van Graan: “In building our squad for next season I believe Arno will be a great addition to our side, adding further depth and strength to our back row options.

“From my time with the Bulls and South Africa I have first-hand experience of what he is capable of. A physical ball-carrier and lineout jumper, he leads by example with his work-rate, commitment and physicality, and we look forward to welcoming him.

“His leadership and abrasiveness will be key attributes for us. He is very aggressive in attack and his ability to get over the gainline will be especially good for us.

"Arno is also strong in defence - he’s a nuisance at the breakdown and he’s a good lineout option, so he has a very well-rounded game.” 

African News Agency (ANA)

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