The Lions have signed two of the Sharks’ younger players in Pat Cilliers and Michael Rhodes, to add to their recent purchases, and are building an impressive squad ahead of next year’s Super 15 tournament.
Both players hail from Michaelhouse, and have done superbly for the Sharks at age group level, and will relish the opportunity of playing Super Rugby over the prospect of playing Vodacom Cup rugby next year for the Sharks XV.
Dick Muir was the coach at the Sharks when he plucked young Cilliers from nowhere, and will meet again in his capacity as the director of rugby at the Lions. Rhodes has showed with limited game time in the Currie Cup that he is a talented player, and both are excellent signings for a growing team of youngsters which include Elton Jantjies, Jaco Taute and Bandise Maku.
The Lions have been raiding at the Sharks after already attempting to sign John Smit, JP Pietersen and Ryan Kankowski, all of which have already re-signed with the Sharks. We have to wonder who will they next approach.Tweet