October 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
Latest: Golden Lions Rugby Union CEO Ruben Moggee confirmed that Springbok prop Patric Cilliers and utility forward Michael Rhodes will both play for the Stormers next year.
Moggee also revealed that veteran Lions lock Franco van der Merwe will go “on loan” to the Sharks for Super Rugby in 2013.
The Lions boss also confirmed that Bok backline stars Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute have yet to decide where they will play their Super Rugby in 2013, although they will be loaned to other franchises.
New Bok utility back Lionel Mapoe, called up to the national team for the first time this week, has been linked to the Bulls. However, his movements in 2013 must also still be confirmed.
It was confirmed at the media briefing that Derick Minnie signed with the Lions until 2014.
Warwick Tecklenburg – flank (Bulls)
Franco Mostert – lock (Bulls)
Schalk van Heerden (Wikus’s son) – lock (Bulls) (rumoured)
On Loan (Confirmed):
Elton Jantjies – confirmed but destination as yet unknown, probably Sharks or Stormers
Franco van der Merwe – Sharks
Jaco Taute – confirmed but destination as yet unknown
On Loan (Rumours):
Lionel Mapoe – Bulls
Losses so far:
12 Jul 2012: Grant Hattingh – Bulls (although he was only on a short term contract till the end of Super Rugby)
14 Aug 2012: Rudy Paige – Bulls
24 Aug 2012: Jacobie Adriaanse – Llanelli Scarletts (Wales)
25 Aug 2012: Caylib Oosthuizen – Cheetahs
27 Aug 2012: Paul Willemse – Bulls
28 Aug 2012: Ruan Botha – WP
11 Sept 2012: Josh Strauss – Glasgow Warriors (Scotland)
14 Sept 2012: Etienne Oosthuizen – Brumbies (Australia)
19 Sept 2012: Wikus van Heerden – Retired
3 Oct 2012: Pat Cilliers – Stormers
3 Oct 2012: Michael Rhodes – Stormers
3 October: Bandise Maku – Kings
Rumours & rumours of rumours:
Callie Visagie – Kings or WP
Warren Whiteley – Kings
Butch James – Sharks/Retiring
Alwyn Hollenbach – Sharks
Martin Bezuidenhout – Unknown
Ruan Combrinck – Unknown
Cobus Grobbelaar – Unknown
Waylon Murray – Unknown
Sources (but not the only ones):