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The University of Canberra Brumbies have granted South African-born Etienne Oosthuizen a release from the final year of his contract after the lock made contact with coaching staff from Johannesburg.
Oosthuizen made three appearances for the University of Canberra Brumbies in 2013 as well as the historic win over the British and Irish Lions during their tour of Australia.
Forwards Coach, Laurie Fisher wished Oosthuizen the best of luck in the future.
“Etienne came to us with a request that he stay in Africa where his family is based rather than return to the Brumbies, Fisher said.
“That is a situation that we could sympathise with and we were able to organise a release, effective immediately.
“We wish Etienne all the best in the future.”