Dan Kriel to leave Lions for American Major League outfit

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Dan Kriel. (Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images)
Dan Kriel. (Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images)

Centre Dan Kriel will leave the Lions after signing a deal with for American Major League Rugby (MLR) outfit Seattle Seawolves.

The Seawolves announced that Kriel will join then at the beginning of 2022 after signing a deal until 2024.

"Signing Dan on a three-year contract reflects the aspirations we have as a club. He's an experienced Super Rugby player yet he's still only 27 years old with huge ambition to perform for the Seawolves and challenge for senior honours with the Springboks," Seawolves director of rugby and head coach Allen Clarke said in a statement on the club's website.

"From all our conversations, Dan clearly is a man of integrity and principle. I've no doubt he'll be a tremendous addition to our squad and role model to our young, midfield backs. I'm sure our supporters will join me in welcoming Dan, his wife, Candice and children, Summer and, Cruz to the Seawolves family."

Kriel, 27, been on the Lions' books since 2020 after previously representing the Stormers (2017-2019) and Bulls (2015-2016).

He is the twin brother of Springbok centre Jesse.

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