Currie Cup

Lions refuse early Boshoff release

2016-09-14 11:30
Marnitz Boshoff (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Golden Lions have refused to grant an early release for flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff to join Irish club Connacht.

Connacht announced in March they had signed the South African pivot on a two-year deal, but their attempts to get him released from his contract earlier have failed.

He will now only join Connacht after the conclusion of this year’s Currie Cup.

The setback means Boshoff won't be able to join up with the defending PRO12 champions, who have lost their first two games of the new season, before November.

"We did (try)," Connacht coach Pat Lam told The42.

"They weren’t going to budge there, because Elton Jantjies (Springbok flyhalf) doesn’t play Currie Cup for them. They've got him there as their safety net at the moment. I'm in constant contact with him and we feed him all the stuff that we’re doing, all the plays. So he’s doing a bit of work and he's pretty anxious to get here. He’s looking forward to it."

Boshoff, 27, played one Test for the Springboks against Scotland in June 2014.

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