‘Tremendous Sarel’ calls time on rugby profession

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Sarel Pretorius in motion for the Southern Kings towards the Cheetahs within the PRO14. (Gallo Photographs)

Veteran scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius has introduced his retirement from skilled rugby.

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The 36-year-old, usually dubbed ‘Tremendous Sarel’ by media, final performed for the Southern Kings within the PRO14 however his contract lately expired.

Pretorius informed Netwerk24 that collectively along with his household he opted to name it a day.

Pretorius had a distinguished home profession, having turned out for the Valke, Griquas, Cheetahs, Waratahs (Australia), Dragons (Wales) and Southern Kings. He additionally represented the Rising Springboks and the Barbarians.

He has since left Port Elizabeth to return to Bloemfontein the place he’s working for an insurance coverage firm, nonetheless did trace that he might no be misplaced to rugby endlessly.

“Rugby will stay my ardour, so ideally I might like to get entangled in teaching. It is troublesome [to make plans] throughout lockdown, however who is aware of that the longer term holds,” he stated.

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– Compiled by Sport24 employees