Thrilling wing Edwill van der Merwe has reportedly agreed to affix the Lions from the Stormers later this yr.
Taking part in in his first full season for the Stormers, Van der Merwe has been top-of-the-line performing outdoors backs in South Africa in current months.
However in line with Rapport newspaper, the 25-year-old will additional his profession in Johannesburg from November this yr after signing a contract with the Lions.
It’s believed there was a suggestion on the desk to maintain him within the Cape, whereas the Cheetahs have been additionally desirous about buying his providers, however Van der Merwe opted for the Lions as an alternative as a result of he believes the Lions’ model of rugby is extra suited to his taking part in model, thus enhancing his probabilities of making the step-up to the Springboks.
Regardless of his looming departure, Van der Merwe will nonetheless be out there for choice to go coach John Dobson for Western Province’s Currie Cup marketing campaign.
Van der Merwe was schooled at Paul Roos and performed for the Maties and the Junior Boks earlier than he was referred to as as much as Western Province and the Stormers.
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