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REPORT: Lions bring in 'Hulk' for URC

TRANSFER TALK: It seems like the Lions’ recruiting agents have been hard at work ahead of the upcoming United Rugby Championship (URC).


The Gauteng franchise reportedly has bolstered their squad with two new faces.

According to the reports, the two players will join the Lions on loan deals.

Gideon van der Merwe, who recently signed for the Cheetahs from Griquas, will join Johannesburg on loan.

The flank, known as the ‘Hulk’ due to his powerful carries and brute strength, made his Currie Cup debut for Griquas in July 2019.

Joining Van der Merwe at the Johannesburg is another  Griquas player Christopher Hollis.

The 23-year-old, who previously played for the Southern Kings, can play at centre and wing.


The report of the signing comes just two days after the Lions confirmed the loan deals of Pumas quartet – Eddie Fouche, Pieter Jansen van Vuren, Morgan Naude and Matt More.

The Lions open their URC campaign with a match against Zebre in Parma on Friday, September 24.

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