Jake lures Lions prop to France
Cape Town - Montpellier coach Jake White has lured Lions prop Schalk van der Merwe to France, reports in French media indicate.
According to the supersport.com website, Van der Merwe has signed a two-year deal with the Top 14 club and will join them at the end of the season.
Van der Merwe, 24, has fallen out of favour at the Lions and has represented their Vodacom Cup team in recent weeks.
White, a former Springbok coach, recently signed Bulls flank Jacques du Plessis and Stormers flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis, while he also has his sights set on former SA under-20 captain Wiaan Liebenberg.
South Africans Wynand Olivier, Robert Ebersohn and Pat Cilliers already ply their trade at Montpellier.