8 Jun 2013

Ralepelle heading to France

1:27 pm on 8 June 2013

The Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has turned down a new contract offer from the Bulls Super Rugby franchise and has opted to continue his career with French Top 14 side Toulouse.

The 26-year-old will stay in South Africa until the end of the domestic Currie Cup season in October before heading to France.

Ralepelle is the latest South African international to accept an overseas offer. Andries Bekker, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Juandre Kruger, JP Pietersen, Wynand Olivier and Morne Steyn have also signed deals to play outside South Africa in recent months.