Young stars extend Bulls stay
Paul Willemse (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - The Blue Bulls Company has confirmed the extension of contracts of a number of players that will be available for the Blue Bulls in the next couple of seasons.
Junior Springbok representatives Travis Ismaiel, Ulrich Beyers, Paul Willemse, Dries Swanepoel, Irné Herbst, Dennis Visser and Jacques du Plessis are amongst a group of players who decided to continue their careers at Loftus Versfeld.
The list of players (with date new contract expires) are:
• Jacques Rossouw (fullback), Travis Ismaiel (wing), Ulrich Beyers (utility back), Irné Herbst (lock), Dennis Visser (lock), Jacques du Plessis (No 8), Schalk van Heerden (lock) - signed until October 31, 2015.
• Paul Willemse (lock), Lood de Jager (centre), Dries Swanepoel (centre) - signed until October 31, 2014.
“These are the new breed of Blue Bulls players coming through our ranks and we are delighted to have them sign on,” said Blue Bulls High Performance Manager Xander Janse van Rensburg.
“They not only represent the future of Blue Bulls rugby, but also South African rugby, as shown by their performances when playing for national teams like the Junior Springboks.”