Super Rugby

Simelane stays at Ellis Park after signing new Lions deal

Wandisile Simelane (Gallo)
Wandisile Simelane (Gallo)

Talented young midfielder Wandisile Simelane has committed his future to the Lions by extending his contract.

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The Johannesburg franchise announced on Thursday that the 22-year-old has extended his contract until 2022.

There were rumours that the former Junior Springbok star could leave the Lions and he was linked with the Sharks, Bulls and Stormers.

It's understood that the Stormers made a formal bid for the midfielder, but, in accordance with SA Rugby transfer regulations, the Lions matched the offer.

As a result, Simelane is obliged to stay at Ellis Park though he will also be safe in the knowledge that the Lions hierarchy clearly still considers him a key part of their future plans.

The Lions, meanwhile, also confirmed the signings of Bulls utility back Divan Rossouw and Maties under-21 playmaker Jordan Hendrikse.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff
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