Bok trio set for French move

2015-01-19 11:03
Bismarck du Plessis (Gallo)
Cape Town - Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis as well as Duane Vermeulen will further their careers in France after this year's Rugby World Cup, respected French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique has revealed.

According to the newspaper, the official announcement regarding Vermeulen will only be made in July.

It was earlier reported that English club Bath were prepared to dish out £450 000 (about R7.8m) per season for Vermeulen’s services, but according to British media reports, Bath have pulled out of the race to sign the Springbok hard-man.

Vermeulen, 28, was last week named Stormers captain for the upcoming Super Rugby season after Jean de Villiers was sidelined with a severe knee injury.

Midi Olympique also links the Du Plessis brothers with a move to Montpellier, who are currently coached by former Springbok coach Jake White.

The Springbok trio would join their new clubs at the conclusion of the World Cup, which runs from September 18-October 31.


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