English Premiership club sale sharks have confirmed that Springbok, winner of the 2019 Rugby World Cup duo Faf de Klerk and Lood de Jäger will be Exit at the end of the season.
Faf de Klerk’s international career faltered until his outstanding form at Sale catapulted him back into the Springboks’ selection and he has been a scrumhalf first choice ever since.
Faf de Klerk came from the lions, Lood de Jager from the bulls
The 30-year-old has played 95 games for the Northwestern club since joining from the Lions in 2017, notching 14 tries and 39 conversions in his 241 points for the club.
Lood de Jager, 29, has made 25 appearances for the club and scored three tries since coming from the Bulls after the 2019 World Cup.
Both players featured in their country’s third World Cup win of 2019, with De Klerk starting at scrumhalf and De Jager in the second row in the final against England.
Faf de Klerk is reportedly set to join the Japan side NTT Docomo Redwhile Lood de Jager is expected to return South Africa.
The Sale Sharks slipped out of Gallagher Premiership play-off contention after losing 18-12 to Saracens last time out, leaving the Heineken Champions Cup as the Springbok duo’s last chance to win a major title at the club.
“Everyone at Sale Sharks would like to thank Faf and Lood for their tremendous contribution to the club over the past five years and we wish them all the best for the future,” Sale said in a statement.
Faf de Klerk and Lood de Jager leave Sale Sharks
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