Another Gloucester Lion heading back to Ellis Park?
TRANSFER NEWS: A power struggle, in the wake of Johan Ackermann’s departure, could see more Gloucester players head for the exit for – with at least one set to return to Ellis Park.
TheRUGBYPaper reports that David Humphreys, the club’s Director of Rugby, is locked in a power struggle over the appointment of the next head coach.
The spin-off of this argufy is that as many as 10 players could exit the club.
The newspaper reports that Ackermann could raid their player resources – with his son Ruan and World Cup-winning Springbok Franco Mostert reported to be high on his wishlist.
One player looks set to head back to South Africa, with Springbok prop Ruan Dreyer reportedly ready to return to Johannesburg.
He will find a familiar face at Ellis Park, as fellow Bok and former Gloucester teammate Jaco Kriel arrived back at Ellis Park in February.
Kriel, 30, has 11 Test caps for the Boks – to go with his more than 100 outings for the Lions (Super Rugby and Currie Cup).
Dreyer, 29, played all four of his Tests in 2017 – starting at tighthead against France, Australia and New Zealand (twice).
* Meanwhile the Lions confirmed – as reported by @rugby365com on Wednesday – Wandisile Simelane extended his contract until 2022.
Divan Rossouw has signed from the Bulls and Jordan Hendrikse moved from the Stellenbosch University.
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