According to reports, the Stormers are negotiating with Ulster to get former Sharks prop BJ Botha released on loan to shore up their rapidly-dwindling prop reserves.
Promising utility front-ranker JC Kritzinger is just the latest Stormers heavy to go down injured and with little established depth now available to them, Rassie Erasmus and Alistair Coetzee would appear to be scouting the globe to find a Super 14-quality replacement to join them on a short-term basis.
Botha, while a superb prop, is probably a pretty strange choice, given that both Kritzinger and the other long-term casualty, Wicus Blaauw, are primarily looseheads. Botha is very much a tighthead only, but I guess JD Moller, himself in the process of converting from 1 to 3, could move back to the loosehead side if the likeable Bok comes into the squad.
If Botha does obtain the necessary approval from Ulster and manages to agree terms with the Stormers, his first game could be against his former teammates, the Sharks, in Durban next weekend. More on this as it develops.Tweet