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JC signs for Bayonne



The exodus of South African players to France continued en masse with Lions captain JC Janse van Rensburg leading the new round of exiles when he signed for Bayonne for the coming season.

The move, confirmed by his agent James Adams, will see the Lions captain leave South Africa after the promotion-relegation game for his new side. The move was not unexpected, but considering Janse van Rensburg turned down offers for Super Rugby to help the Lions, it may be an indication that the once-proud rugby union is in much deeper trouble than initially expected.

Also signed to new clubs were former Lions and Sharks winger/centre Wandile Mjekevu, who joins Western Province halfback Dewald Duvenhage at Perpignan, while CJ van der Linde has been linked to a move to Stade Francais.

Wynand Olivier’s name was also mentioned with a move to Stade Francais, but the Bulls midfielder told supersport.com he had no knowledge of the move, and had not signed anything.

Other names linked to big transfers include Western Province’s Brok Harris to France while a number of top players whose names are known to supersport.com are in the process of finalising moves after Super Rugby.

France have been in the news again after they were given permission to raise their salary cap from €9.5-million to €10-million, ensuring their budgets will be bigger to bring players over for the new season.

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