Lambie has been released from his SARU contract
A mutual agreement for his release was reached between the Springboks and fly-half Lambie, who has signed a four-year contract in Paris that starts on November 1.
South Africa confirmed that Lambie remains eligible for selection.
Pat Lambie has been granted an early release from his dual contract in SA and will join Racing92 in France, but still eligible for the Boks. pic.twitter.com/xdlUi0YoYq
— South African Rugby (@Springboks) September 12, 2017
Head coach Allister Coetzee said: “Patrick felt that he wanted a different challenge in his career.
“He has been loyal to the Springboks and has had done very well for his country.
“It is a big loss for us but we want to wish him well with the next chapter of his career.
“However, having played 56 Tests for the Springboks already, he is still eligible for future selection.”
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