Johan Ackermann says he still expects Franco Mostert to be a Gloucester player following a dispute regarding the lock’s contract with the Premiership side.
The Lions remain locked in a ‘dispute’ with English club Gloucester over the signing of Bok lock Franco Mostert.
All Blacks lock Scott Barrett has talked up Springbok second rowers Eben Etzebeth and Franco Mostert ahead of their clash in Wellington on Saturday.
Gloucester have confirmed that Franco Mostert will join the club ahead of the 2018-19 season.
The Springboks are determined to send Duane Vermeulen, Francois Louw, Franco Mostert and Elton Jantjies off with a convincing victory against Italy. JON CARDINELLI in Padua reports.
Coach Swys de Bruin has expressed the Lions’ determination to retain the services of Franco Mostert beyond the 2018 season.
Springbok lock Franco Mostert is reportedly a sought-after recruit by a number of English clubs.