The Lions have announced that former UCT playmaker James Tedder will be joining the team after Jordan Hendrikse was ruled out with a long-term ankle injury.
Tedder played for the University of Cape Town in the 2021 Varsity Cup and helped the team into the final, finishing the season as the second-highest points-scorer.
The Lions confirmed that the 24-year-old flyhalf, who can also play at fullback, has joined the team on a trial basis as one of two new signings.
This comes after Hendrikse suffered a broken ankle in the opening rounds of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship and was subsequently ruled out for the next three months.
On-loan Pumas player Eddie Fouche is likely to start at flyhalf in the Lions’ next couple of URC fixtures, as the only fit out-and-out No 10 in the 33-man squad.
The Lions have also signed experienced prop JP Smith on a two-year deal, after the loosehead finished his stint in the USA with the LA Giltinis.
The 31-year-old, who has also represented the Stormers, has played the majority of his career in Australia for the Brumbies and Reds.
The Lions Rugby Co is excited to welcome the following players to the Pride:
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) October 4, 2021