Johannesburg - The Lions have announced the
contracting of Pumas duo Faf de Klerk and Corne Fourie for the 2016 season.
Both De Klerk and Fourie, who have played
Super Rugby for the Lions through loan agreements over the past two seasons,
will return to Johannesburg under permanent contracts in November 2015.
The pair signed one-year contracts with Lions
Rugby and will thus be involved in both the 2016 Super Rugby and Currie Cup
Head coach Johan Ackermann is excited to
welcome both players back into the Lions Rugby structures.
“I am very pleased with the signing of Faf
and Corne, as they have really become a part of the Lions family and have
played important roles in our Super Rugby journey in recent years,” said
“They have already made a big contribution
to the Lions and will hopefully enjoy it further here and continue to make a
“Additionally, I am proud of Faf for his
call-up to the Springbok training squad. It is wonderful to see how he used his
opportunity at the Lions to propel himself to the next level. I look forward to
welcoming both him and Corne back into our structures next season.”