Bok axed to make way for Farrell?

Racing 92 may have to cut at least 12 players at the end of the season to comply with Top 14’s salary cap.

Racing 92 are planning for a squad overhaul of 12 players, including a world cup-winning Springbok, to comply with the salary cap after Owen Farrell’s arrival.

Farrell’s heavily anticipated move to France was officially announced by Racing 92 on Monday, with the England fly-half signing a two-year deal with the club.

However, Farrell adds to an already stacked roster in Paris, as Racing 92 already has a number of star players on their books, including Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, France’s Gael Fickou and Cameron Woki, England wunderkind Henry Arundell and powerhouse Fijian centre Josua Tuisova.

Racing 92 are also adding two more French internationals – prop Demba Bamba and Romain Taofifenua – to their squad next season, which has resulted in questions over how they will comply with the Top 14’s salary cap of €10 million.

According to a report by Midi Olympique, Racing’s answer will be to cut at least 12 players at the end of the season.

Among those players named in the report is Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane, whose three-year contract expires at the end of this season.

Nyakane, who joined Racing from the Vodacom Bulls in 2021, has been linked with a return to Loftus Versfeld, as Jake White continues to add more experience to his squad.

The 34-year-old spent six years during his first stint in Pretoria, helping the Vodacom Bulls win the Currie Cup in White’s first season in charge.

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