Former Sharks age-group scrumhalf Tian Meyer has been called up as cover to the Lions Super Rugby squad, after injury looks to have ruled out two of their off-season acquisitions.
Both Ross Cronje and Whestley Moolman are struggling for fitness, leaving Michael Bondesio the only recognised scrumahlf in the group. Meyer, a former Westville boy who left Durban to join the Pumas some years back, has come close to Super Rugby in the past but never quite managed to shake off the “bridesmaid” tag. He was called up to the Sharks squad at a similar point in last year’s season, but never quite managed to get the nod; once Conrad Hoffmann went down later in the campaign, he was again overlooked in favour of Fred Michalak.
Comfortable at a few different positions in the backline, Meyer will hope to build on some impressive performances for the Pumas at Currie Cup level and will hopefully be rewarded with a permanent squad place in the Lions Super Rugby group.Tweet