French rugby union club Racing 92 are ready to pay the Sharks nearly R17 million in exchange for Springboks captain Siya Kolisi.
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“R17 million price tag”
City Press is reporting that Racing 92 will pay the Sharks around R17m so they can release captain Siya Kolisi early from his contract, in what is the biggest transfer fee in South African rugby to date.
Curisi leaves Western Province for the Sharks in Durban in 2021… Racing 92’s transfer fee to the Sharks means that Curisi hasn’t actually cost the Sharks a dime over the past two years .
Another source also confirmed that the transfer to Rapport amounted to €1 million (R18.2 million), but Kolisi’s camp denied this.
Former England manager Stuart Lancaster is also believed to want to pay Many Liebock a multimillion-dollar move to release him early from his contract with Western Province.
Lancaster, an assistant at Irish club Leinster, is leaving at the end of the season to become rugby’s new racing director.
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SIYA KOLISI confirmed to leave
Siya Kolisi confirmed earlier this month that he will leave South Africa later this year to move to France with his family.
The Sharks player shared that after the Rugby World Cup in 2023, he will leave the Sharks rugby team and join French club Racing 92.
In a statement shared on Twitter, he thanked his teammates for their support and said he is very grateful to the Sharks players.
“I am very grateful to the Sharks for their blessing in making this move and it goes without saying that I will continue to give my all for the team over the next few months.”
“The prospect of moving to Racing 92 will allow me to spend more time with my family, something I’ve always craved and certainly played a big part in my decision-making”.
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