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Bulls announce the exit of World Cup winner ahead of switch to Top 14 giants

By Josh Raisey
(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Vodacom Bulls have announced the departure of South Africa prop Trevor Nyakane, confirming his imminent arrival at Top 14 giants Racing 92.

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The 32-year-old brings to an end his six-year stint with the Bulls where he amassed 84 appearances. Comfortable on both sides of the scrum, the 54-cap international will bring a wealth of experience to the Parisian outfit having won a series against the British & Irish Lions earlier this year, and a World Cup in 2019 (although he left the squad early through injury).

Bulls director of rugby Jake White said: “Trevor has been a colossal figure, both on and off the field, for the Vodacom Bulls in the years of great service he has spent with us. He has been an influential member of our squad, contributing both as a leader and imparting his vast knowledge on our younger players.

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“He has served both the union and South African rugby with great pride and distinction over the years. He now has an opportunity to continue being a great ambassador for the game of rugby in his new, exciting chapter at Racing 92.

“We would like to thank Trevor for his dedication, commitment and lasting memories which he leaves us all at the Vodacom Bulls. We wish him the very best for this next phase of his illustrious career. Au revoir, Trevor!”

Racing 92 director of rugby Laurent Travers said: “We are delighted to welcome Trevor Nyakane to our team. He is a mature player with great experience at the highest level. We will gain from these qualities, and he will also be a good example and someone who will be able to impart his knowledge to our young players as they continue to grow.

“His versatility and ability to play both on the left and right side of the scrum will be highly appreciated. We cannot wait to see him join our ranks, and we hope that we will have some great rugby moments together.”

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