Lions roar at Rassie

The Golden Lions Rugby Union are livid after discovering Rassie Erasmus has been secretly trying to lure Brian Mujati to Western Province.

Erasmus, the senior professional coach at the Cape union, is alleged to be negotiating a move for the prop without the consent of the GLRU.

“We have a problem with Erasmus talking to Mujati behind our backs,” Golden Lions Rugby Union president Jannie Ferreira told Beeld.

“We have already made contact with Johan Prinsloo [chief executive of the SA Rugby Union] because Erasmus is personally negotiating with Mujati.”

The Lions are determined to hold on to the promising prop despite claims from his agent that it would be possible to get out of his contract, which ends after the 2008 Currie Cup.

Erasmus failed to seal a deal for his former Cheetahs prop Jannie du Plessis, who is reported to have signed to play for the Sharks next season.