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Struggling Lions set to lose centres to Prem and Top 14 - reports

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The Lions are reportedly set to lose two of their senior centres. According to the Rapport, Wandisile Simelane and Burger Odendaal are currently in talks with Top 14 and Premiership clubs.


The Sunday newspaper reported that Simelane is considering a move to Top14 side Toulon.

Simelane’s agent, Dane Galley, told Rapport that no final decision has been made over the 23-year-old former Junior Springbok’s future yet.

“Wandi has another contract with the Lions. He has not yet decided where his next move will be, but we have a few options on the table,” Galley said.

Toulon already has Springbok duo Eben Etzebeth and Cheslin Kolbe on their books.

Meanwhile, Odendaal is in talks with Premiership side Wasps.

Odendaal was appointed Lions captain following Eltjon Jantjeis’ departure to Japan.


The former Bulls star’s contract with the Lions ends in October.

However, he will need a release from the club to make it possible to exit before then.


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