Tiaan Snyman has retired from rugby with immediate effect.
Cats CEO Andy Turner confirmed that Snyman’s obvious ineptness led to the decision to call it quits.
â€œSince his junior rugby days Tiaan has been an excellent rugby player and it was on that basis that we decided to contract him again. Tiaan has however decided that he was not playing the kind of rugby that one would expect at Super 14 level and have therefore decided to return to his professional career as an accountant,” Turner told Suparugby.
â€œThe union respects his decision and wish him all the best for the future. We were privileged to have a player of his stature with us,â€ Turner said.
Snyman announced that he had no regrets, although Cats fans would not be hard pressed to think of a few.
â€œI enjoyed every minute of my time as a rugby player. I never played for anything other than the pure enjoyment of the game. I started at a very young age and as a result have played rugby for close on twenty years. It is time to pursue my professional career and I feel this is the time to do it.”