Saracens agree Wikus exit
Van Heerden to team up with the Lions
Last Updated: 18/03/10 2:00pm
Van Heerden: Joining the Lions
Flanker Wikus van Heerden has been released by Saracens in order for him to team up with the Lions.
Van Heerden had been due to see out the rest of the season with Saracens before returning to South Africa.
However the former Springbok will now join the winless Johannesburg franchise to play in the remainder of the Super 14 season.
And although disappointed to see van Heerden leave early, Saracens director of rugby Brendan Venter has praised his skipper's impact.
"Wikus has produced many outstanding performances for Saracens and we wish him and his family well," said Venter.