New lock recruit eager to make mark at Lions
Johannesburg - Wilhelm van der Sluys has bucked a trend of South African players heading north to Europe to reap greater financial rewards.
27-year-old second row forward quit English Premiership club Exeter
Chiefs to join the Johannesburg-based Lions for the rest of the Super
Lock has become a problem area for the runners-up in
the past three seasons with Franco Mostert moving to England, Andries
Ferreira to New Zealand and Marvin Orie and Lourens Erasmus injured.
Lions play an attractive brand of rugby and I hope to settle quickly
into their systems," said Van der Sluys after his first training
After a two wins, two defeats start to the season, the Lions host in-form Australia conference leaders the Melbourne
Rebels at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 15:05, with both team line-ups to be announced later on Thursday.