Northampton Saints has confirmed the departure of scrum-half Cobus Reinach who will leave the club at the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.

The 29-year old arrived at Franklin's Garden in the summer of 2017 from Super Rugby's Sharks franchise and has played three seasons with seventy appearances and scoring 29 tries to date.

"While we’re disappointed to lose a player of Cobus’ quality, we respect that in the final years of his professional career he’s made a decision with the long-term future of his family in mind... Saints supporters love watching him play; he has provided them with plenty of memorable moments here at Franklin’s Gardens."

Chris Boyd, Director of Rugby

“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.”

Cobus Reinach
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