Stormers stalwart Nic Groom will be leaving at the end of the season to join English Premiership side the Northampton Saints.
The scrumhalf recently brought up his half- century of Super Rugby caps for the Stormers in their victory against the Reds at Newlands.
The 26-year-old says: “Leaving Cape Town and the Stormers is going to be tough and a big change, but I’m looking forward to embracing new experiences both on and off the field.
“I have many happy memories playing in Cape Town; it’s where it all started for me.
“I’ve been here my whole career and I’m so thankful for everyone who has played a role in my journey so far. The coaches, players as well as the passionate fans will always have a special place in my heart.”
“I’m extremely excited to be joining up with Northampton next season. It’s a top club with a proud history and personally it’s a big honour to sign with them. I’m hoping to continue growing as a player and to contribute to what will hopefully be a very successful period at the club.”