Groom – who spent five years at Stormers in the early stages of his career – plied his trade in the English Premiership for two seasons between 2016 to 2018, during which he scored 35 points in 49 appearances at Franklin’s Gardens.

Groom became a regular feature in the Saints' starting side and was instrumental in them securing European Champions Cup rugby for the 2017/18 season, featuring heavily in both the European Champions Cup play-off games where Saints saw off both Connacht Rugby and Stade Francais to secure their spot in the competition for the following season.

The 5ft 8in playmaker returned to his native South Africa at the start of the 2018/19 season and enjoyed a strong run of games in the Lions starting XV, making 19 appearances in total.

On the international stage, Groom was included in a 31-man South Africa squad for their three-test match series against a touring Irish team in 2016.

He then joined the South Africa A squad for their two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.

He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.

Date of birth: 21 February 1990

Height: 5'8

Place of birth: King William's Town, South Africa

Weight: 81kg

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