Lambie to leave Sharks for France

Patrick Lambie.
Patrick Lambie.

THE Sharks have confirmed the departure of Springbok and Cell C Sharks flyhalf, Patrick Lambie, who has requested a release from his contract to pursue a three-year contract with Racing 92 in France.

KZN born Patrick fulfilled a life-long dream when he made his debut for The Sharks back in 2009.  With close on 100 caps for the Cell C Sharks and 56 international caps for South Africa, he has always been a consummate professional and an asset to the South African Rugby fraternity.

Unfortunately injuries have plagued this talented player, who has had to sit out for lengthy periods as a result.  His recent injury forced him to reconsider his current playing future and together with his wife, they made the tough decision to move away from home for a few years.

“Playing for the team that I’ve supported all my life has been a dream come true and an absolute honour. The decision to leave a place that will always remain home was not an easy one; however after having a number of set-backs over the last few years, the thinking was to break the cycle and to go experience something different in a new environment.

“I have loved my time at The Sharks, and I leave with extremely fond memories. This is a fresh start for Kate and me though, and we look forward to a change of scenery and an exciting new adventure in our lives. I would love to return home one day and potentially finish off my playing days by running out onto Growthpoint Kings Park a few more times.”

Here’s what Twitter had to say about Lambie’s departure:


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