Lions centre signs for Major League Rugby outfit
TRANSFER NEWS: Lions centre Dan Kriel will be heading to the USA.
The South-African born back is set to compete in Major League Rugby (MLR) for the Seattle Seawolves. He will start his new chapter at the beginning of 2022 with his contract running 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,” said Seawolves director of rugby and head coach Allen Clarke.
“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.”
Time to let some of our newest Seawolves surface.@SuperRugby‘s Dan Kriel commits to Seattle and @USMLR through 2024. Welcome @dankriel13 to the @SeattleSouthsid! 🌊 #TogetherWeHunt
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— Seattle Seawolves (@SeawolvesRugby) September 15, 2021
Before joining the Lions ahead of the 2020 season, Kriel previously played for the Stormers and the Bulls at Super Rugby and Currie Cup level. He is the twin brother of Bok centre Jesse.
“My family and I are really excited for the new chapter that lies ahead,” said Kriel.
“We have heard such great things about Seattle and Major League Rugby. It already feels like home.”