Pretorius not a Dragon

The rumour that Cats and Springbok flyhalf Andre Pretorius has signed a deal with Newport Gwent Dragons is not true, according to Cats CEO Andy Turner.

Apparently Pretorius was supposed to have signed with the Welsh club, but Turner emphatically denied those rumours just hours before the Cats were due to play the Western Force in a bottom of the table Vodacom Super 14 match at Ellis Park on Friday evening.

“That is not true,” he confirmed to keo.co.za. “Andre has a three year contract with the Lions.” It was all Turner was prepared to say on the matter as he was in the middle of an important meeting.

Pretorius was unavailable for comment.

By Andrew Hollely