Northampton Saints has today confirm that scrum-half Cobus Reinach will leave the Club at the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.
The 29-year-old Springbok arrived at Franklin’s Gardens in the summer of 2017 from Super Rugby’s Sharks franchise, and has enjoyed three seasons in Black, Green and Gold since – making 70 appearances and scoring 29 tries to date.
It’s expected that the playmaker will join Top 14 side Montpellier on a big-money deal.
Reinach has also reignited his international career in his time as a Saint, earning a string of accolades in the Gallagher Premiership which saw him selected in South Africa’s squad for their Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Japan last year.
Commenting on his decision, Reinach said:
“I love playing for Saints and living in Northamptonshire. We have a fantastic group of coaches and staff, and an exciting squad that I believe can challenge for the major honours, so this has not been an easy decision for me to make.
“I’d like to thank everyone for making the last three seasons so memorable; I’ll be sad to leave some great friends and teammates.
“Saints will always have a special place in my heart and I look forward to giving everything I’ve got to make sure we finish the season with some silverware.”
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