The season long loan of Jaco Taute to the Stormers could become a little more permanent, if latest reports are to be believed.
Keo.co.za reports that Taute has signed the loan deal, with the option of making it a permanent deal as his contract with the Lions is up at the end of the 2013 season.
This could mean that Taute will play Super Rugby for the Stormers and return to the Lions for the promotion/relegation match with the lowest finishing South African team in Super Rugby, only to return to the Stormers after the Lions’ Currie Cup campaign next year.
Taute was quoted as saying that he could stay on if he wanted to.
This will be a massive blow to the Lions in terms of player retention, and quite the coup for the Stormers if they are able to pull it off.Tweet