Aplon out Senatla and Leyds(back) in

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, Sevens, Stormers, Super Rugby, Vodacom Cup, WP on 24 Mar 2014 at 12:20
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WP and Stormers favourite Gio Aplon has confirmed he will be playing his trade in France at the end of the current Super Rugby season

WP and Stormers favourite Gio Aplon has confirmed he will be playing his trade in France at the end of the current Super Rugby season

The 32 year old speedster from Hawston has finally come forward and confirmed that Grenoble has won then race for his signature after a bit of deliberation as to whether he would be heading to Europe or Japan. Appels has spent 9 years entertaining Cape fans with his running ability and massive heart and will be massively missed.
He represented WP 160 times Super Rugby(81) Currie Cup (73) and Vodacom Cup(9)

Meanwhile , in a departure from the norm WP Rugby has done a bit of planning and has offset this loss by securing the services of impressive 7’s Springbok Seabelo Senatla (See what i did there) as well as luring back age group fullback/flyhalf Dillon Leyds who is currently on Super Rugby with the Western Force. Sentala’s signature comes as part of unique deal with SA Rugby whereby he will split his time between the 7’s squad and WP.

Allister Coetsee was delighted at these acquisitions stating that as with Catrakilis and his time with the Kings , a spell away from Cape Town could only be a good thing for Leyds’ development as a player and a person


  • Senatla, very fast, very skinny…and they’ll be sharing him with sevens duty?! 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.03.14 12:24:37 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • ” 7?s Springbok Seabelo Senatla”


  • Comment 2, posted at 24.03.14 14:21:36 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Great news, Senatla is an awesome talent. Why on earth they are bothering with Leyds is beyond me. He is physically not up to it

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.03.14 15:01:26 by Saffex Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : I take it you have not seen much of Senatla then – he is anything but skinny

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.03.14 15:02:10 by Saffex Reply

  • Senatla skinny?

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.03.14 15:05:24 by Saffex Reply

  • I dig Senatla, happy they signed him but really thought he was linked to the Sharks

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.03.14 15:06:45 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Saffex (Comment 4) : I’ve seen him playing sevens, he’s skinny (as in not big).

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.03.14 15:16:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : 😆 but he’s the right age 🙄

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.03.14 15:30:12 by Talent Reply
  • 76 Kg’s according to SA Rugby 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.03.14 15:33:26 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 9) : Thats pretty big in Stormers speak. They look to Fiji and Samoa for their really big backliners.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.03.14 15:43:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 9) : Oh my Lord that’s GARGANTUAN!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.03.14 15:51:58 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 9) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 10) : @Culling Song (Comment 11) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.03.14 15:55:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 9) : Saffex and those beer goggles of his 😆

    Should call him shallow hall, the skinny ones look fat 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.03.14 15:58:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : you mean beer googles 😆

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.03.14 20:16:01 by Talent Reply
  • He looked skinny to me too,unless he was standing next to Cecil Africa then he’s big……

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.03.14 13:19:12 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @KingsArmy (Comment 15) : My 94 year old grandmother would’ve looked big standing next to Cecil 😆

    @Talent (Comment 14) : 😈

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.03.14 13:23:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : We have all seen him playing 7’s and I think you need your eyes tested……he is anything but skinny……has muscled up substantially

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.03.14 00:11:23 by Saffex Reply


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