Wilhelm Van Der Sluys has bid an emotional farewell to Exeter Chiefs, bringing to an end his two-season association with the Gallagher Premiership club.
The South African-born forward said his goodbyes to everyone at Sandy Park on Tuesday, before jetting back to his homeland to take up a contract offer with Super Rugby outfit, the Lions.
🏉 – @WilhelmVDsluys has bid a fond farewell to @ExeterChiefs as he heads home to take up a contract with @SuperRugby side @LionsRugbyCo— Exeter Chiefs (@ExeterChiefs) March 6, 2019
Read his final interview here ⬇️https://t.co/sEWRWbJeoZ pic.twitter.com/5KpPabehEM
The 27-year-old was brought to Devon by Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter in July 2017 from the Kings initially on a one-year deal, but he did enough during that first season to convince Baxter to prolong his stay.
A popular figure within the first-team ranks at the club, he made his senior debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against Worcester Warriors last season and has since gone on to represent the club also at both Premiership and European level.
A member of the victorious Anglo-Welsh Cup winning side that defeated Bath at Kingsholm