Jacobs turns down Stormers

Adi Jacobs has declined an invitation to join the Stormers’ training squad and won’t play for the Cape franchise in 2012.

After Jacobs was released from his Sharks contract, he moved to the Western Cape with the hope of representing the Stormers or Boland. Coach Allister Coetzee said at the time that Jacobs would be welcome to trial at the franchise, and given the Stormers had lost Jaque Fourie, Tim Whitehead and Johann Sadie, they could have used another experienced centre.

But on Friday, Coetzee told Die Burger that Jacobs had declined an invitation to train with the Cape team, and so has not been included in the initial training squad.

Coetzee will name a reduced squad of approximately 40 players following their training camp in Hermanus in January.