Rugby

Bok lock heading back home

2013-06-18 16:00
Marco Wentzel (Getty Images)
Cape Town - London Wasps' Springbok lock Marco Wentzel has decided to return to South Africa for family reasons.

According to the BBC Sport website, the 34-year-old - who played two Tests back in 2002 - has returned to Cape Town after appearing for the Barbarians in recent weeks.

Wentzel played 51 times over two seasons for Wasps and also had spells with Leicester and Leeds.

"It has not been easy to make this decision, but I left South Africa nine years ago and I realise that is where I need to be now," said Wentzel.

"It is tough to leave Wasps when things are looking so bright and I am grateful to (director of rugby) Dai Young for understanding my position.

"On the other hand, I am happy to be leaving when things are going well for the club and I think there is a very positive future with the squad that Dai is developing here."

It is unclear if Wentzel will further his rugby career in South Africa or retire.

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