By Stuart Iversen
Edinburgh Rugby has confirmed that lock Izak van der Westhuizen will return to South Africa at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old signed at the start of the 2012/13 campaign from Free State Cheetahs. However, his debut season in the capital was hampered by an ankle injury. Despite this he has since gone on to make 19 starts in 24 appearances for the club.
Westhuizen said: “Scotland will always have a special place for me and I’ll be able to look back on a lot of good times.”
While head coach Alan Solomons added: “Sakki has done a splendid job for us this year and will continue to do so until the end of the season. An opportunity has presented itself back in his home country that suits him and his young family. I’m sure he will make a valuable contribution to the Kings.”