Cape Town – Western Province back Pat
Howard has reportedly signed a deal with English Premiership club Northampton
While the news is yet to be officially
announced, Netwerk24 has reliable been informed that Howard will leave the Cape
union later this year.
The 23-year-old Howard, who can play wing
and centre, is contracted with WP until October 31.
This means he will in all likelihood be
asked to stay until the end of this year’s Currie Cup.
Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis (Montpellier,
France) and prop Steven Kitshoff (Bordeaux-Begles, France) are also heading abroad
after this year’s Currie Cup, while utility forward Michael Rhodes will head to
Saracens in England after the Super Rugby competition.
Howard represented South African at Under-20
level in 2012, but has struggled for a starting berth at the Stormers, with
players like Juan de Jongh, Huw Jones, Kobus van Wyk and Johnny Kotze ahead of
him in the pecking order.