Stormers flyhalf and fullback duo, Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute, are expected to extend their respective contracts with the Stormers, regardless of whether Lions are promoted back into Super Rugby.
The Lions’ relegation from the Super Rugby tournament at the end of 2012 saw many of the franchises top players loaned to other teams, while remaining contracted to the Lions.
Players like Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute are hoped to return to the Johannesburg-based franchise, however, the two could see themselves remaining in Cape Town in 2014.
According to Die Burger, Jantjies and Taute will be offered formal contracts at the Stormers in an attempt to keep the two young stars at Newlands.
The Lions will play in a promotion/relegation match following the conclusion of the 2013 Super Rugby tournament, where two matches will be played to determine who is eligible to play in the 2014 season.