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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.

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