Boom Prinsloo leaves Cheetahs for Bulls

    2017-04-28 08:19

    Cape Town - Loose forward Boom Prinsloo has been released from his contract with the Cheetahs to join the Bulls.

    The former Blitzbok represented the Cheetahs in 50 Super Rugby and the Free State Cheetahs in 30 Currie Cup matches.

    “After his great service to the Cheetahs, the Free State Cheetahs has decided to release him of his contract to pursue new opportunities,” the Cheetahs said via a press statement on Thursday.

    “Boom Prinsloo was a wonderful and loyal servant of the Cheetahs and Free State Rugby wish him all of the best on his future rugby endeavours.”

    According to Netwerk24, the 28-year-old has signed a deal to play for the Bulls until the end of the 2019 season.

    But he may not feature for the Bulls in Super Rugby this year because he has already represented the Cheetahs in the competition in 2017.

    SANZAAR regulations state that a player may not represent a team if he had already been named in the match-day 23 of a different side in the same season.

    It is however believed the Bulls are in contact with the southern hemisphere governing body about the possibility of playing Prinsloo at some stage this year.

    Prinsloo represented Free State at Under-18 (2007), Under-19 (2008) and Under-21 (2009) level and he made his debut for the Free State Cheetahs in a Vodacom Cup match against the Boland Cavaliers in Bloemfontein on March 6, 2010 and his Currie Cup debut against the Leopards in Bloemfontein on July 16, 2011.

    He became a more physical player while playing a starring role in the SA Sevens side during 2010-2012 seasons. He made his Super Rugby debut for the Cheetahs against the Sharks in Durban on July 14, 2012.

    Because of a shoulder injury he only played two matches in 2012.

    In 2013, he played in 12 Super Rugby matches and in 11 Currie Cup and led the team in nine matches as captain.  

    In 2014, Prinsloo was one of the star players in Super Rugby (14 matches), but a groin injury side-lined him for most of the Currie Cup season.

    The lively loose forward played in 16 Super matches during 2015 and a jaw injury only allowed him to play four Currie Cup matches.  He was injured after playing in the first six Super Rugby matches in 2016, which sidelined him for the rest of the year. He returned to play for 50th Super Rugby cap against the Bulls on March 4, 2017.

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