Siya's departure sparks transfer frenzy
TRANSFER TALK: In the wake of Siya Kolisi’s departure from the Stormers, the South African transfer market has been in a frenzy.
According to Netwerk24, the Cheetahs made an attractive offer to secure the services of Springboks lock Marvin Orie.
The 27-year-old Orie and Lions recently parted ways, after the two “failed to come to an agreement” rugby365com reported.
At the time Kobus Porter, Orie’s agent, confirmed to @rugby365com, ” The Lions could not meet Orie and his team’s demands, so he decided to move on and look at other options.
Porter added that there are several options they are busy “discussing” – both in South Africa and abroad.
However, Porter did not elaborate on the lock’s next move.
Aside from the Cheetahs, reports also suggest that Western Province are interested in Orie.
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WP has been dominating the transfer headlines with the likes of Bongi Mbonambi and Juarno Augustus heavily linked with moves away, while John Schickeling is rumoured to head to Japan.
But, stealing the transfer show is reports that All Blacks flyhalf Lima Sopoaga is on the Cape Town franchise’s radar.
Netwerk24 reported that the Wasps flyhalf Sopoaga has been linked with a move to Western Province.
Sopoaga’s transfer to WP will certainly add experience to the backline and will could fill a leadership void.
However, an All Black international of his calibre command big money.
Source: Netwerk24, with additional reporting by @rugby365com