Currie Cup

Bulls battling to retain services of star flank

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Marco van Staden (Gallo Images)
Marco van Staden (Gallo Images)

The Bulls have a fight on their hands in order to retain the services of Springbok flank Marco van Staden.

According to Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, French clubs Bordeaux and Bayonne and English outfit Leicester Tigers are all eager to sign the 25-year-old.

The Bulls are also keen to offer Van Staden a contract extension but it remains to be seen if they'll be able to compete with the money on offer from abroad.

The report added that Van Staden is still undecided on his future plans and will carefully weigh up his options after the completion of the Currie Cup.

Van Staden played three Tests for the Springboks between 2018 and 2019 but did not make the cut for the World Cup in Japan that year.

However, he's been in red-hot form for the Bulls in this year's Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup events and would surely come into Springbok reckoning later in the year.

Van Staden has been on the Bulls' books since 2015.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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