Lions forward Hencus van Wyk has become the sixth South African on the Sunwolves team-sheet for 2018. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Lions forward Hencus van Wyk has become the sixth South African on the Sunwolves team-sheet for 2018. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Ball carrier Hencus van Wyk of Emirates Lions is set to turn out for  the Sunwolves in 2018. Photo: Richard Huggard/BackpagePix
Ball carrier Hencus van Wyk of Emirates Lions is set to turn out for the Sunwolves in 2018. Photo: Richard Huggard/BackpagePix

TOKYO – The Sunwolves are continuing to add quality to their Super Rugby squad for 2018 and once again they have called upon a South African to help them strengthen their options.

The Sunwolves already have five South Africans on their books and now Hencus van Wyk, of the Munakata Blues squad in Japan, has become the sixth to sign on the dotted line.

The others are Ruan Smith (prop), Grant Hattingh (lock), Willie Britz (loose forward and Gerhard van den Heever (wing) and Wimpie van der Walt.

The 25-year-old Van Wyk, who was on loan to the Lions from the Munakata Blues for Super Rugby this year, played for the Bulls from 2011 to 2016, after coming through their age-group ranks.

The Sunwolves are in the Australian Conference for the new-look tournament in 2018 and they are out to up their game compared to 2017 where they lost 13 games out of 15. 

Ball carrier Hencus van Wyk of Emirates Lions is set to turn out for  the Sunwolves in 2018. Photo: Richard Huggard/BackpagePix
Ball carrier Hencus van Wyk of Emirates Lions is set to turn out for the Sunwolves in 2018. Photo: Richard Huggard/BackpagePix


African News Agency (ANA)

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