Whiteley parts ways with relegated Japanese club

2018-01-23 07:30
Warren Whiteley (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Warren Whiteley is one of four South African players who have been released by NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan.

READ: No tournament with Sunwolves can be 'best v best'

The 30-year-old, who was named Allister Coetzee's Springbok captain at the beginning of the 2017 international season, then missed the rest of the year with injury. 

He is back now, though, and is expected to lead the Lions in this year's Super Rugby competition. 

The Docomo Red Hurricanes, meanwhile, have confirmed that Whiteley as well as Ryan Kankowski, Heinrich Brussow and Jurgen Visser have all been released. 

The club confirmed the news on their website on Monday.

This follows the Hurricanes being relegated from Japan's Top League for the 2018/19 season, forcing the club to get rid of some of their higher-paid players.

Yamaha Jubilo, meanwhile, have confirmed that former Bulls and Stormers wing Gerhard van den Heever has also left the club.

Read more on:    warren whiteley  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who will finish top of the SA Conference in this year's Super Rugby tournament?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.