I’m not really sure if this is news or not, since we reported on it ages ago when it first broke in the UK papers. Just occasionally you do find something worth reading in the free rag they hand out on the trains!
So, Wikus van Heerden had apparently already signed for them a few weeks ago. Then the creative bit of fiction came out to say that he might stay in Pretoria, to allow him to join the new era of Bulls slumber parties, all taking place at Vic Matfield’s new pad. I wonder how they manage to tell their sleeping bags apart, since I’m sure they all have Heyneke Meyer on them.
Anyway, according to an article on Keo, that was a bit of a red herring. Wikus has indeed signed for Sarries and will turn his back on Pretoria, swapping it for the equally thriving metropolis of Watford. Perhaps the looming hole in the Bulls lineup will be known as the “Watford Gap” once Wikus boards the plane.
I think we can consider this matter closed, until the next time some lippy agent starts spreading further rumours about Wikus joining Toulon, or something.Tweet