Currie Cup

Vleis very skilful - Ex-coach

2013-08-07 11:22
Jacques "Vleis" Engelbrecht (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - A former coach of Jacques "Vleis" Engelbrecht has described the new Bulls No 8 as a very skilful player who used to play flyhalf.

Engelbrecht, 28, impressed for the Kings in this year's Super Rugby competition and was subsequently lured to Pretoria by the Bulls.

He signed a three-year deal with the Bulls earlier this week and will represent them in this year's Currie Cup.

Johan Lerm, a former coach of Engelbrecht at the SWD Eagles and Cape Town club Hamiltons, told the Beeld website he is not surprised by the Bulls' interest in the player.

Engelbrecht played club rugby under Lerm for Hamiltons in 2008 and then joined the latter in George the following year.

"For me, he is a success story," said Lerm.

"He played flyhalf at school and has a frightening boot on him. Vleis went with me to SWD, where Jaco Gouws played a big role in his development.

"We also tried him on the wing once or twice, because he has pace, skills and a massive boot. He became a Blitzbok at SWD and then went to the Kings. Don't be surprised if he becomes a Springbok," said Lerm.

The Bulls start their Currie Cup campaign with a match against Western Province in Cape Town on Saturday (17:05). Engelbrecht is not likely to be included for the game as an official release from the Kings is yet to be made.

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