Judge Corne van Zyl has found in favour of the Cheetahs and Lionel Mapoe has been ordered to return to Bloemfontein by 15h00 tomorrow.
The Cheetahs brought an urgent appeal before the court on Thursday last week, after the Baby Bok winger had refused to return to the side, despite being found to have a valid contract by an earlier arbitration hearing. Mapoe left the Cheetahs at the beginning of the Currie Cup season to take up an offer from the Sharks which would have paid him ten times as much.
Sharksworld will bring you more info on this story as it develops. For the time being, though, it appears that there’s zero chance of Mapoe playing for the Sharks any time soon.Tweet