It has been reported that young Lions lock, Paul Willemse has signed with the Bulls and will be joining them at the end of the season.
Willemse has been one of the shining lights in a season, where almost everything else has been a complete disaster.
He made his debut for the Lions against the Cheetahs and made his mark by smashing Ashley Johnson to the ground twice, and was also in sublime form for the Baby Boks in the Junior World Cup.
If the Lions continue to lose quality youngsters, it will seriously hamper the development for the future of the union. With all the nonsense going on and the uncertainty of next season, one cannot blame an exceptionally talented young player for signing with a union that has a history of developing players into Springboks.
Good luck Paul. Looking forward to seeing you in the senior Green and Gold side in the near future.