The Bulls have confirmed that both Lionel Mapoe and Callie Visagie will join them on a loan basis for the 2013 Super Rugby season after which they will return to the Lions for the promotion/relegation match with the lowest finishing South African team.
Lionel Mapoe has had his ups and downs in the past, missing an entire season while training with the Sharks and being in a contractual dispute with the Cheetahs, but since signing with the Lions, he has had two very good seasons which has seen him be rewarded with a Springbok call up and is currently touring with the Boks to Europe.
Visagie has impressed Bulls coach Frans Ludeke this season, being quoted as saying the player brings physicality to the pack. Visagie is likely to be behind Chiliboy Ralepelle in the ranks, but will fight it out with Willie Wepener for a spot on the Bulls bench.
Ludeke went on to thank the Lions for allowing them to utilise these players for the Super Rugby season, saying that it will benefit both the players and the tams going forward.Tweet