Cape Town - The Blue Bulls have opted to
loan two players to the Eastern Province Kings for the upcoming Currie Cup season.
The Pretoria union announced on Wednesday
that loose forward Jacques "Vleis" Engelbrecht and prop Basil Short
will ply their trade in Port Elizabeth during the 2015 Currie Cup.
Engelbrecht, 29, is no stranger to the
Kings having played for them in the 2013 Super Rugby competition.
Short, 24, has been on the Bulls’ books
The Bulls also confirmed that they will play
warm-up matches against the Kings (Friday, July 17 in Port Elizabeth) and
Canon in Japan (Friday, July 31).
The Bulls open their Currie Cup campaign against
the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday, August 8, while the Kings
host the Lions in Port Elizabeth on that same day.