Bulls lose Ivan van Zyl to Saracens

Bulls lose Ivan van Zyl to Saracens

The Bulls have confirmed the departure of Springbok scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl to Saracens. 

Ivan van Zyl Bulls - AFP

Van Zyl, who has been at Loftus Versveld since 2014, will move to the English Premiership at the end of June.

The 25-year-old former Junior Springbok made his first class debut during the 2015 Vodacom Cup campaign and followed this up with his debut in the Currie Cup later that year and his Super Rugby debut the following year.

He earned a Springbok call-up in 2018 and  made his debut against Wales in Washington DC. 

Van Zyl has six caps in the green and gold.

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“Ivan has led our backline alongside the veteran Morné Steyn, extremely well and his keen sense of the game has served our game plan perfectly. 

“His direct approach, speed and strength will be a massive boost for Saracens and we know that he will be an asset to them and wish him well,” said Bulls director of rugby Jake White.

Van Zyl says playing for the Bulls was a dream come true.

“I’ve always wanted to play for this team having grown up in Pretoria and watching the likes of Fourie du Preez and company. 

“It’s not goodbye but rather until we see each other again and I wish all my fellow Vodacom Bulls players the best of luck.”

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