THE Lions yesterday announced that they have signed Zimbabwean wing Tonderai Chavhanga to strengthen the team for the Super 14 campaign next season.
Former Springbok Chavhanga has signed a two-year contract with the Golden Lions Rugby Union.
But he will join his new club only at the end of the lucrative Absa Currie Cup season because he is still contracted to Western Province.
In an interview with Sowetan yesterday, Lions coach Hans Coetzee expressed excitement over the signing of Chavhanga.
He described the 26-year-old as an exciting and quick wing.
"He is a very skilful player. I am very delighted to have a player of his calibre in the team. He will add value to the team ahead of the 2010 Super 14 campaign.
"Chavhanga possesses electrifying pace and his ability to score from virtually anywhere on the field will solve our scoring problem," Coetzee said.
Chavhanga holds the Springbok record for the most tries scored in a Test match (six tries scored against Uruguay in 2005).
Meanwhile, the Blue Bulls have secured the services of Griquas tighthead prop Bees Roux.
The 27-year-old Roux has signed a two-year contract with the Bulls and will join his new teammates on November 1.
The Pretoria side are still negotiating for the services of Cheetahs flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter and hope to sign him before next year's Super 14 campaign.