THE Golden Lions Rugby Union yesterday confirmed that they were in talks with former Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis to join the team for next year’s Super Rugby campaign.
The 37-year-old, 2007 World Cup winner is currently playing for Montpellier in the French Top 14. He previously played for the Sharks and Cheetahs in South Africa.
Also on the radar of the Lions for next season is Carlu Sadie. The young prop was a revelation last season when he was on loan from the Western Province to the Johannesburg-based team in Super Rugby, and reports indicate that he is close to making a permanent move to Ellis Park.
If Du Plessis and Sadie join the Lions, they will do so under the new mentorship of Ivan van Rooyen in his debut season as head coach of a Super Rugby franchise.