Marcel Van der Merwe will make his return to Top 14. CA Brive announced on Saturday the arrival of the South African International Pillar for two years. « I was really excited about the idea of joining Brive and finding the Top 14. I wanted to get to Corrèze to take on this challenge. I will give my best to bring my qualities to the team The 31 -year -old player said in a statement.
At the end of a full season (26 matches all mixed competitions) with the London Irish, the player in the seven selections with South Africa will be a weight boost for Brive, 12th in the Top 14 this season. « Marcel Van der Merwe is an experienced player who knows the Top 14. Dominating in a mix and with the ball in hand, this will be a great advantage for our effectiveness at an important support for our young pillars », A comment by briviste coach Jeremy Davidson.
Avant d’arriver sa London Irish, Marcel Van der Merwe at évolué chez les Bulls, at Afrique du Sud. In addition, he carried the colors of Toulon for four seasons. He also passed the Rochelais Stadium, with which he has disputed only two matches, in 2021.