Lions bring in Pumas stars for URC
TRANSFER NEWS: The Lions have bolstered their squad by signing four Pumas players ahead of the upcoming United Rugby Championship (URC).
The four players heading to Johannesburg from Nelspruit will be on loan.
Eddie Fouche will give the Lions some added depth in the flyhalf position. He will be joined in Johannesburg by his Pumas captain and lock Pieter Jansen van Vuren.
Prop Morgan Naude and centre Matt More are the other two Pumas players to sign with the Lions.
The Lions Rugby Co are excited to welcome the following players to the Pride for the @URCOfficial tournament:
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) September 6, 2021
The news of the signings comes a few days after the Lions confirmed their new coaching panel going forward.
Head coach Ivan ‘Cash’ Rooyen will be supported by Albert van den Berg (forwards and lineouts coach), Ricardo Loubscher (backline, attack and skills coach), and Jaque Fourie (defence coach).
The Lions open their URC campaign with a match against Zebre in Parma on Friday, September 24.