Cape Town – In-form Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl is set to move to England to further his career – but it may only happen sometime late next year.
English media reports said over the weekend that the 25-year-old Springbok halfback will join former European champions Saracens as soon as this month, right in the middle of the Currie Cup.
However, Bulls attack coach Chris Rossouw said on Monday that van Zyl is contracted to the Loftus Versfeld union until the end of 2021, and appeared to be a bit unaware of the possible move.
“I’m not aware of that. I’ve heard some rumours… I don’t know if there was something in the press. As far as I know, Saracens are playing in the second division, so that’s probably only the end of next year, when his contract ends (at the Bulls). But I’m not aware of that, but I will try to look into that and try to get clarity,” said Rossouw during an online media conference.