Golden Lions utility back Lionel Cronjé is off to Canberra to join the Brumbies for next year’s Super Rugby competition.
Cronjé, who can play flyhalf, fullback and centre, joined the Lions this year after previously representing the Blue Bulls and Western Province.
The 24-year-old announced the news of his departure via his official Twitter account on Monday.
(sic) Fotos done!sad to say cheers to all the lads today…as my stay at lions..is over..short lived but great experience!
Exciting new and exciting challenge..off to @s14_brumbies
South African scrumhalf, Conrad Hoffmann, will join compatriot Lionel Cronjé at Australian Super Rugby franchise, the Brumbies, next year.
And according to the Volksblad website, Hoffmann will join Cronjé in the Australian capital. Both have signed contracts until the end of the 2015 season.
The players’ agent, BC du Plessis, said the duo will join the Brumbies on November 1 this year. They would become eligible to play for Australia in three years’ time.
Hoffmann, 25, was a regular in the Stormers and WP squads a few seasons back before joining the Sharks at the end of 2010.