We could be seeing Duane Vermeulen back in South Africa sooner than we thought which could also sort out the problem we have with captaincy in the Springbok team.
Vermeulen currently play for Toulon and it seems that he could be playing his last season in France this year. A new salary cap in the Top 14 could see the French club losing Vermeulen service.
Rassie Erasmus wants Vermeulen back in SA and he could get a dual contract with SA Rugby and the Stormers if Erasmus gets his way.
As it seems that Erasmus will have a hands on roll with the Springboks going forward, one can understand that he would want a strong leader in his team and Vermeulen fits that perfectly.
Meanwhile, according to French rugby publication, Midi Olympique, Toulon have identified 81 Test capped All Black Jerome Kaino as their front-runner to replace Vermeulen.
Toulon are believed to be close to finalising a deal with the star New Zealander.