Bok trio extend Bulls stay
Pretoria - The
Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd confirmed that three incumbent Springboks, Jan
Serfontein, Handre Pollard and Marcel van der Merwe extended their commitments
to the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls.
(2017), Van der Merwe (2016) and Pollard (2017) all confirmed or extended their
contracts with the BBC.
der Merwe made his international debut for the Springboks against Scotland last
weekend and according to the Manager: High Performance at the BBC, Xander Janse
van Rensburg, a true reflection of the abilities of the prop.
has a long and promising career on the highest level ahead of him and we are
pretty pleased that he will be playing that in a Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue
started in his debut test match as well, a week after being named IRB Junior
Player of the Year in New Zealand. Pollard captained the Junior Springboks at
the Junior World Championship in New Zealand and also become the top points'
scorer of all time in the JWC competition at the event, where South Africa lost
to England in the final.
also an IRB Junior Player of the Year winner in 2012, started at centre in the
recent Castle Lager Incoming Series against Wales and Scotland.
made his test debut in 2013 as a 20 year old and has played in 12 Tests,
scoring one try.
and Handrè have all the attributes to become legendary Springboks and there is
little doubt that they will be very influential players for the Vodacom Bulls
and Vodacom Blue Bulls for many years to come," Janse van Rensburg said.
committed to the Bulls as school boys already and it is fantastic to know they
want to stay on, share and contribute to our vision of being the top team in
the Vodacom Super Rugby and Absa Currie Cup competitions. Their loyalty and
commitment to the Bulls are a fine example to others."
van Rensburg also confirmed a number of players that confirmed or extended
their contracts, amongst them a big group of 2014 Junior Springboks.
Under-20’s impressed everyone with their performances in New Zealand this year
and it is great to see how many of the stars in that team has committed
themselves to continue their careers with us.
following players confirmed and extended their contracts:2014 Junior Springboks:
Vodacom Bulls: Marcel van der Merwe (2016), Handre
Pollard (2017), Jan Serfontein (2017)
Vodacom Blue Bulls: Neethling Fouche (2016), Clyde
Davids (2017), Burger Odendaal (2016), Kefentse Mahlo (2015), Jade Stighling
Corniel Els (2016), Dayan van der Westhuizen
(2015), Abongile Nonkontwana (2015), Nqoba Mxoli (2015), Nicholaas Janse
van Rensburg (2016), JP Smith (2015), Warrick Gelant (2016), Jesse Kriel
(2015), Daniel Kriel (2015), Pierre Schoeman (2016), Arno van Wyk (2015)