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    Spies: Bulls didn’t want me anymore

    2015-06-22 08:21

    Cape Town - Pierre Spies, who is set to join Jake White at Montpellier in France, says he was deemed surplus to requirements at the Bulls.

    The Springbok No 8 will first head to Japan for a short stint there, before joining up with the former Springbok coach at Montpellier in February next year.

    Spies last week told French newspaper Midi Olympique that the Bulls didn’t want him anymore.

    "The Bulls told me that they weren't going to keep me," Spies was quoted as saying.

    "That's when Jake White called me. Having come across him with the Springboks, I know he's world rugby's best leader. I said yes immediately."

    According to Netwerk24, there were rumours that the Bulls wanted to get rid of Spies because he was earning a huge salary after 11 years at the union.

    Spies, 30, has been capped 53 times by the Springboks.

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