22 Nov 2020
French giants Toulouse have asked the Lions for permission to speak to Wandisile Simelane.
However, Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli told City Press newspaper that the 22-year-old centre would be staying in South Africa.
'Wandi has a two-year contract. He's not going anywhere. I got an email [from Toulouse], but he's in our and the Boks' long-term plans.'
Earlier this year, the Lions fought off interest from the Sharks and Stormers to re-sign Simelane. He has been identified as a player of national interest by SA Rugby, which pays part of his salary.