New deal: Pumas quartet to call Ellis Park home
NEWS: The Lions Rugby Company have secured the services of four Pumas players on a full-time basis.
They are Pieter Jansen van Vuren (lock), Morgan Naude (prop), Matt More (centre) and Ginter Smuts (scrumhalf).
Originally on loan to the Lions for their 2021 United Rugby Championship campaign, this new deal, in agreement with the Pumas, will see the quartet call Ellis Park their home for the next two years.
Head of Contracts and Operations at Lions Rugby Company, Tracy van Ginkel said: “We are delighted to welcome Pieter, Morgan, Matt and Ginter to the Lions family on a full-time basis. We’ve been impressed with their contribution on and off the field over the past three months they’ve been with us, so we are extremely pleased to have secured their services.”
Van Ginkel went on to thank the Pumas for the negotiations resulting in the new arrangement.
The Lions resume their United Rugby Championship campaign against the Sharks at Ellis Park on January, 22 2022.
Originally on loan to the Emirates Lions for their 2021 @Vodacom #URC campaign, this new deal, in agreement with the New Nation Pumas, will see the quartet call Emirates Airline Park their home for the next two years.
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) December 30, 2021