|A highly popular figure with the Durban crowd for many years, "Slugger," as he is known to his teammates, joined the South Western Districts Eagles at the start of 2001.
He has subsequently been included in the Stormers squad for the new campaign, and will fight it out for places with Western Province trio Hottie Louw, Quinton Davids and Thys Stoltz.
The ultimate workhorse, he is a coach's dream because of his unfailing ability to deliver 100 per cent commitment.
Slade has played most of his rugby in the shadow of stars such as Mark Andrews and Steve Atherton, but still managed to notch up more than 100 caps for Natal. |