The Vodacom Bulls will be without lock RG Snyman for the 2020 Super Rugby season after he signed for Japanese club Honda Heat.
Bulls CEO Alfons Meyer told Netwerk24 that Snyman will be unavailable to the Bulls throughout next year’s Super Rugby campaign. This follows the news that Handré Pollard will trade the Bulls for Montpellier later in the year.
But while Pollard’s exit is permanent, the Bulls are hopeful to have Snyman back for the 2021 season, with Meyer saying they were looking at negotiating a similar contract to what All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock has signed with New Zealand Rugby.
Whitelock’s four year-year deal allows him to miss next year’s Super Rugby competition to play for the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan.
‘We’re confident that RG will return in 2021,’ Meyer told Netwerk24.
The Bulls have now lost Snyman, Pollard, Jesse Kriel, Lood de Jager and Jason Jenkins for next season.
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