The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd confirmed media reports on Wednesday that Johann Sadie will leave the franchise at the end of October 2012, after the player negotiated a successful release of his contract this week.
Sadie was contracted till the end of October 2013, but will now join the Toyota Cheetahs after the completion of the 2012 Absa Currie Cup competition.
Sadie joined the Vodacom Bulls in November last year from DHL Western Province and played in 10 of the team’s 17 Super Rugby clashes. He started in seven of those and played off the bench in three.
Injuries curtailed his progress in the early and latter stages of the competition.
He might still play a significant role in the Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup campaign as Frans Ludeke, head coach of the franchise, indicated goodwill in the whole process.
“We still see him, along with the likes of CJ Stander (leaving for Munster at the end of the season), as pivotal to our Currie Cup campaign and believe that he will deliver the goods for us.”
•Sadie started for the Vodacom Bulls against the Sharks (Pretoria, Bulls won), Reds (Pretoria, Bulls won), DHL Stormers (Cape Town, Bulls lost), Crusaders (Pretoria, Bulls won), Waratahs (Sydney, Bulls won), Highlanders (Dunedin, Bulls lost) and Chiefs (Hamilton, Bulls lost) and came off the bench against the MTN Lions (Johannesburg, Bulls won), Brumbies (Pretoria, Bulls won) and Rebels (Melbourne, Bulls won), giving him a winning ratio of seven out of ten or 70% in the Bulls jersey.