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Vermeulen must explain departure to France

Jun 22, 2015
Vermeulen must explain departure to France

DHL Western Province Stormers captain, Duane Vermeulen, will have to explain to the club why he chose to leave the country just days before his team’s 2015 Super Rugby Qualifier match against the Brumbies.

Vermeulen travelled to France in the middle of last week in order to be “officially unveiled” by his new team, French club Toulon. He has signed a deal to join them for the next three seasons.

 StormersDirector of Rugby, Gert Smal, expressed his disappointment last week and said that he was shocked at Vermeulen’s decision to leave without informing anyone.

 “We're all very disappointed in the way that he did it. Especially because he’s a senior player and he’s the captain. I will sit down with him as quickly as possible just find out exactly how he thought about the process. It’s definitely not the kind of culture we want to create at Western Province,” Smal said.


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