Lions prodigy Wandisile Simelane has committed his future to the union after signing a contract extension keeping him at Ellis Park until 2022.
The talented outside centre was linked with a move to the Western Cape amid the flurry of movement between unions currently happening as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Warrick Gelant has already confirmed a switch to the Stormers while Jake White has brought in a host of signings including former Springbok Arno Botha as well as poaching Lions defence coach Joey Mangalo.
The Lions confirmed their list of players/ staff who elected to exercise their right to cancel their contracts after Saru allowed a 21-day window to secure other moves which notably saw Tyrone Greene and Malcolm Marx take the option.
Rumours have since surfaced that Marx could still, in fact, remain at the union after Rudolph Straueli confirmed that contract negotiations are currently ongoing.
Along with the announcement of Simelane, the Lions confirmed the arrivals of Divan Roussouw from the Bulls and Jordan Hendrikse (Maties), a former Junior Springbok scrumhalf.
Simelane broke though to the Lions set up in 2019 and has shown himself to be a prolific attacker.
The former Junior Springbok star has an electric turn of pace and a step on him that could rival Cheslin Kolbe.
There could yet be some more good news for the union with former tighthead prop Ruan Dreyer being linked with a return as the Gloucester implosion continued which has already seen coach Johan Ackermann move to Japan and world cup winning lock Franco Mostert leave.