Golden Lions lock heads to Toulon

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:51
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NEWS: South African lock Andries Ferreira has joined injury-plagued Top 14 side Toulon from the Golden Lions.

He will fill in for compatriot Juan Smith.

Ferreira, 26, will arrive in southern France "in the coming days" to replace Smith, who is expected to be out of action for four months after undergoing surgery on a ruptured left biceps.

The three-time European champions have won just two of their five Top 14 matches this season and are counting on Ferreira - who is "particularly powerful and devastating on impact".

He joins the club's South African contingent alongside Smith, Duane Vermeulen, Marcel Van der Merwe, Aidon Davis, Juandre Kruger and Bryan Habana.

Toulon, the 2016 finalists, play Clermont in the Top 14 on Sunday.

Agence France-Presse