Luke Watson gets lifeline at Bulls

    2016-04-01 12:00

    Cape Town - Former Kings and Springbok loose forward Luke Watson’s career received a shock lifeline on Friday, April 1 after he signed a short-term Super Rugby deal at the Bulls.

    Watson’s career has been in limbo recently after not receiving a contract from SA Rugby to play for the Kings in this year’s tournament.

    The 32-year-old Watson, who has struggled with injuries over the last few seasons, was one of the Kings players not offered a contract by SA Rugby and it appeared his career was over.

    However, a reliable source confirmed to Sport24 that the Pretoria-based franchise said they'd be "foolish" to turn down Watson.

    The official announcement is expected to be confirmed no later than 12:00 on Friday, April 1.

    Watson, a former Stormers and Bath player, played 10 Tests for the Springboks between 2007 and 2008.

    *** NOTE: While we're certain the Bulls would benefit from Luke Watson's services, this article is indeed an April Fools' joke **

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