Cyle Brink extends Lions stay

    2016-06-01 15:53

    Brenden Nel - SuperSport

    Johannesburg - The Golden Lions Rugby Union has confirmed it has extended the contract of talented young flank Cyle Brink.

    Brink, who has come through the junior systems at the Lions and is now 22, made his breakthrough into the Super Rugby side this year after 14 appearances for the Golden Lions Currie Cup side.

    The loose forward is set to stay at Ellis Park for another two years, despite some enticing offers from across the country and abroad. With Brink having a Portuguese passport, he could have been snapped up by a European team without a work permit, but chose to stay at the Lions.

    Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli confirmed to SuperSport that Brink had put pen to paper for the next two years.

    “Cyle has signed on for another two years,” said Straeuli.

    “Just like Malcolm Marx and Dylan Smith, he is a Johannesburg schoolboy at KES that has come through the Lions junior structures and who played SA under-20 in 2014. Hopefully he will also play for the SA ‘A’ side this year as well.”

    Brink is set to get an extended run in this year’s Currie Cup as well, with both Warwick Tecklenburg and Jaco Kriel heading to Japan to take up contracts there.

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