Andries Ferreira will not renew his contract with the Lions in order to join the Hurricanes for the remainder of the Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Ferreira has been one of the Lions’ star performers in recent years and took part in their 2019 pre-season preparations. His contract ended last season and negotiations had stalled because of his injury struggles.
The 28-year-old was set to come to a new agreement with the Lions but, according to Rapport, he decided to turn down their offer after finding out that both the Hurricanes and Highlanders were keen to acquire his services.
SARugbymag.co.za understands that the Canes have landed his signature because of coach John Plumtree’s inside knowledge of South African players.
This comes as a big blow for the Lions, especially after they lost Franco Mostert to Gloucester and Lourens Erasmus to injury for the rest of the season.
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