For Harris it has been “a helluva journey”.
He is modest and speaks in reverent terms about his former Stormers teammates.
“To have shared the field with Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Andries Bekker, Tiaan Liebenberg, Schalk Brits, Werner Greeff and Neil de Kock.
“The day we gave the Crusaders 40 at Newlands was very special, as was the 2010 Super Rugby in Soweto,” recalled Harris.
Through all the memorable moments he remembers his debut: “It was against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein in 2007. They brought Os (du Randt) back for the World Cup and that day he had to play in the Vodacom Cup (in the curtain raiser). I went out to watch. There was my hero, playing Vodacom Cup.”
Harris may be on borrowed time as far as his on field activities are concerned but the Stormers are just happy to have him.
“As long as he wants,” said Dobson when asked about the length of Harris's contract. “He has quite a lot of rugby left in him. He has brought so much to the organisation. He is someone we would like to retain.”