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Kirsten extends Bulls stay

2012-07-11 18:47

Johannesbburg - Bulls prop Frik Kirsten extended his contract with the franchise, the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd confirmed on Wednesday.

Kirsten will now play for the Bulls until November 2013.

The 24-year-old prop had established himself in the squad in 2012, and made 13 appearances in Super Rugby, 11 of those this year.

His ability to pack down both sides of the scrum makes him a very valuable squad member.

"Frik has grown tremendously as a player over the last couple of years," Bulls coach Frans Ludeke said.

"After coming back from his neck injury, he has impressed all with his efforts at Super Rugby level.

"He is definitely a player to watch for the future and we are delighted for him to stay on."

Kirsten's allegiance with the Bulls and Blue Bulls made the decision an easy one, the player said.

"I have played all my rugby for the Blue Bulls and Bulls team since school and they supported me during my time out with injury," Kirsten said.

"I believe the future is bright with this franchise and I would like to be part of their vision of performance and achievement."

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Comments
  • tom.tardis - 2012-07-11 18:53

    DO it boet! chaan, You are immense boet. Only 24? Seems like you've been around forever! Still a lot of mileage

  • Frank - 2012-07-11 21:09

    The Bulls don't need more props. They need good loose players, 8th men in particular. For props 80% of the women in Pretoria will probably be good enough.

  • Francois - 2012-07-11 21:27

    he's a decent talent, needs more game-time though to develop

      heinrich.terblanche.7 - 2012-07-11 22:44

      You are correct, I do not believe that a player that plays only 10-15 min's grows in his position. The same goes for Louis Fouche. Rather goes to province where you will play.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-11 23:16

      louis fouche seems the only back up we have at flyhalf but the poor guy looks out of sorts when he gets put on. it cant be very encouraging when you get put on when 5 guys all go off to prevent injury and then the opposition run in a bunch of tries. the guy needs some serious game time because if that is who is starting in the currie cup we have issues. feel bad for him every time i see him come on. unless morne finds some form and remains with the bulls during the champs. which i would love.

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-12 07:39

    What future does kirsten see I see only a future of poor playing as long as nr 8 9 10 are playing get rid of them maybe I say that's a big maybe they will start playing decent rugby again

  • ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-12 07:46

    Frik Wie???

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