So was anyone paying attention a few weeks ago when an article linked Lions flyhalf Ruan Boshoff with a move to the Sharks?
It was the same story, written by Hendrik Cronje, that dropped the bombshell about John Smit moving to Joburg and Ruan Pienaar heading to Ulster. To our knowledge, both of those are very much happening after the Currie Cup, so there’s every chance that the Boshoff story may have some fact to it as well. Our info is that the young flyhalf was sent packing by the Lions’ “brainstrust” today, having failed to make their Currie Cup squad. Perhaps new backline player-coach Carlos Spencer doesn’t want any competition for his own spot…
Former Valke centre Rouan Cloete was also cut – hardly surprising given that there are no fewer than 13 centres currently on the Lions books. Not as many locks, though, with warhorses Willem Stoltz and Jannes Labuschagne both having their contracts torn up.
More on this as it develops.Tweet