The Sharks are set to poach three of the Bulls most valuable players.
According to Rapport newspaper, Bakkies Botha, Wynand Olivier and Bryan Habana are being targeted by the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union.
The Sharks are prepared to pay Botha R500,000 to play for them in the Vodacom Super 14, which would see the lock earn R2 million next season – the most by a South African rugby player.
Olivier has been offered a R950,000 contract by the Sharks, which is more than the Bulls’ best paid player Victor Matfield.
Finally, the Sharks are prepared to pay Habana R1.35 million to swop his blue jersey for a black and white one.
The Sharks “poaching” follows the signing of former Bulls and Leeds prop Kees Lensing, who is paid R1.3 million a year for playing his rugby in Durban.