It may be the right call but it is sad to hear that Springbok and Lions strong-man Julian Redelinghuys has announced that he will be retiring from the game due to the neck injury he picked up last year.

His retirement is with immediate effect after the horrific injury he picked up against the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup semi final last year.

His decision was not an easy one but one he had to take. He explained to Rapport that he just could not risk another neck injury.


“I am just glad I can still walk. It would have been selfish of me to continue playing. I could have ended up in a wheelchair (if I played again). I can still do everything, except play rugby,” he said.

He will not be totally lost to rugby as he is already working with the Lions rugby union.



  1. Very sad. Tough customer. Looks like he wasn’t born..,,,he was forged!
    Best to him in 2018 & beyond.

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