English club Bath are reportedly eager to secure the services of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen.
Vermeulen recently left French club Toulon and confirmed after this past weekend’s Test against England that he would not be available for the Springboks’ 2018 Rugby Championship campaign.
It is believed that he will head to Japan for a short stint in the Top League.
After that, he could head for England to play for Bath in the English Premiership, Netwerk24 reported on Sunday.
The Afrikaans website also reported that Vermeulen will play for the Kubota Spears in Japan until January. They are coached by former Lions and Bulls mentor Frans Ludeke.