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International back row exits Gloucester with 'immediate effect'

By Ian Cameron
Wian Conradie (Photo by Chung Sung-jun - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

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Namibian international Wian Conradie has left Gloucester with ‘immediate effect’ in order to return to the MLR and the New England Freejacks.

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Conradie has 19 caps for his country and featured in both the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups and also enjoyed a stint at Doncaster Knights in the RFU Championship.

However, he has made just two appearances since signing for the Gallagher Premiership side last July.

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A Gloucester statement reads: “Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Wian Conradie has departed the Club to return to New England Free Jacks.

“Conradie joined the Cherry & Whites ahead of the 2021-22 season, however his time at the Club has been limited to two first-team appearances with injuries combined with the form of his counterparts in the back-row restricting his playing opportunities this season.”

Chief Operating Officer Alex Brown thanked Wian for his time at Kingsholm.

“Wian has acted with the upmost professionalism during his time with us. Despite being unfortunate with the knocks he’s picked up on the way, he’s knuckled down, worked hard and has certainly played his part this season.

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“We’d like to thank him for his contribution here and wish him the very best of luck as he heads back to the Free Jacks.”

Conradie can play both flanker and No.8.

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