Bok rejects step in as Clermont's World Cup jokers
TRANSFER NEWS: Stormers JJ Engelbrecht and Cheetahs Rudy Paige have signed deals with Clermont.
The Top14 team, who is expected to lose 12 players for the duration of the World Cup, have opted to recruit the duo along with two other players as cover.
According to French club’s official website, Cheetahs scrumhalf Paige and Stormers centre Engelbrecht has signed short-term deals and are expected to play the first eight matches of the 2019/20 season.
Paige, who has 13 Test caps, will come in as cover for Scotland star Greig Laidlaw as well as injured France No.9 Kevin Viallard (knee).
While fellow Springbok Engelbrecht will full the void left by French centres Wesley Fofana and Damian Penaud who were both named in coach Jacques Brunel’s World Cup squad.
The other two players to have signed are Bath Max Lahiff and New Zealand loose forward Faifili Levave.
— ASM Rugby (@ASMOfficiel) July 3, 2019