The 24-year-old is reported by SA Rugby magazine to be announced as the next – in a ever-growing list – of Bulls signings, imminently.
This comes hot on the heels of Friday’s confirmation – as reported by The South African website – that Sbu Nkosi will be joining from the Sharks.
Simelane’s skills will be a welcome addition to a Bulls backline which currently includes fellow midfielders Lionel Mapoe, Cornal Hendricks and Stedman Gans.
His departure will be yet another blow for the Lions who have already lost skipper and centre Burger Odendaal to English Premiership side Wasps next season.
The Lions are winless – and bottom – of the Currie Cup log and are the only one of the four South African participants in the United Rugby Championship (URC) not to have made the playoffs.