The Blue Bulls have confirmed that scrumhalf Ruan Snyman has been released with immediate effect to join his new club Racing Metro in France.
The transfer fee has already been paid and Snyman will be able to play as soon as he is selected.
Ruan Snyman’s current contract with the Blue Bulls would have ended in October, the Blue Bulls however decided not to hold Snyman till the end of his contract as Snyman also requested an immediate release.
According to an interview with Xander Janse van Rensburg, he said:
“We decided not to stand in his way and accepted the request and transfer fee involved.”
“There are no hard feelings involved here and we wish Ruan all the best in France.”
“He has been an honest, hard-working professional who served the Vodacom Blue Bulls with honour and distinction.”
Ruan Snyman who made his senior debut in 2008 and Super Rugby debut in 2010 was always playing in the shadows of Fourie Du Preez and Francois Hougaard.
The big European move for the Bulls started in 2011 when Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Gurthrö Steenkamp and Gary Both headed off to Europe. They were soon followed in 2013 by an even bigger number of players, including Morné Steyn, Juandre Kruger, Zane Kirchner, Wynand Olivier, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Jacques Potgieter and Dewald Potgieter and now Ruan Snyman.