Josh Strauss (Gallo Photos)
- Veteran unfastened ahead Josh Strauss’ keep on the Bulls has ended abruptly.
- Strauss joined the Bulls on a two-year deal earlier this yr however it’s believed he was not a part of new director of rugby Jake White’s plans.
- Strauss, who performed 15 Assessments for Scotland, is looking out for a brand new crew.
Skilled unfastened ahead Josh Strauss’ keep on the Bulls has ended prematurely.
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The 33-year-old on Thursday confirmed in an interview with Netwerk24 that he was “completed with the Bulls”.
This comes after he signed a two-year take care of the Pretoria franchise mere months in the past.
A Bulls spokesperson confirmed Strauss’ departure to Sport24 and added that they’d launch a press release on the matter on Thursday night.
The Netwerk24 report provides that Jake White, the Bulls’ new director of rugby, had knowledgeable Strauss through his agent that his providers had been not required at Loftus Versfeld.
“Once I determined to come back again final yr and play for the Bulls it was 100% due to household causes. I additionally thought of a number of good affords from abroad golf equipment however determined to take a large pay lower to come back dwelling for my household.”
Strauss would have had his justifiable share of competitors at No eight, with Duane Vermeulen, Nizaam Carr, Arno Botha and Tim Agaba all a part of White’s plans.
The previous Lions captain had spent 5 seasons at Scottish membership Glasgow Warriors (2012-2017) and in addition performed for Sale Sharks in England (2017-2019) and Stade Francais in France (2019-2020) earlier than becoming a member of the Bulls at first of the yr.
He additionally performed 15 Assessments for Scotland.
Strauss added that he wouldn’t retire from the sport and is looking out for a brand new crew.
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– Compiled by Sport24 employees