Bulls mourn player's death

2012-11-04 15:18

Cape Town - The Blue Bulls Rugby Union has expressed its grief after promising Under-21 forward Nico van Vuuren passed away over the weekend.

According to the Bulls' website, Van Vuuren, who played hooker and prop, died in car accident in Komatipoort on Saturday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents, brother, family and friends," the union said.

SA Rugby on Sunday also paid tribute to the youngster via their twitter account.

"Condolences to family, friends of Vodacom Blue Bulls u21 hooker/prop Nico van Vuuren who died in car crash on weekend," SA Rugby tweeted.

The 20-year-old was part of the Blue Bulls' squad in the Under-21 Currie Cup this year. He was schooled at Nelspruit and represented the Pumas at Craven Week in 2009-10.


  • gordon.p.jacobs - 2012-11-04 15:26


      TravieGrif - 2012-11-04 18:54

      Sad sad news. Peace to his family. R.I.P.

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-11-05 08:16

      Sad news indeed Travie, I think what makes this even more tragic is the fact that criminals were once again to blame for this accident.

      lablue.phoenix - 2012-11-05 08:42

      Sad news, R.I.P.

      jason.children - 2012-11-05 08:47

      RIP young man!!! Sad indeed!

      TravieGrif - 2012-11-05 09:26

      What I would like to know is what sick excuse for a human being puts a thumbs downs to these comments of condolensces. I understand that the Internet allows access for all, but there are some people on this site who need to take a really hard look at themselves and realise that there are bigger things in life than sport and the efforts to be annoying and smart. The loss of a life is truly horrible no matter who you are or where you come from, especially one so young. As a parent, my heart breaks for the family that is going through tragedy.

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-11-04 15:34

    Condolences to the family and friends!

  • tokolos.tokkie - 2012-11-04 15:44

    R.I.P. Yster!!! Very promising player. Sad day for SA Rugby!

  • carla.croft.77 - 2012-11-04 16:24

    Condolences to his parents and brother, RIP

  • johann.beets - 2012-11-04 16:39

    A sad day indeed. Condolences to all who hold him dear.

  • tyrone.jacoby - 2012-11-04 16:45

    RIP Nico, Condolences to the family and friends!

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-11-04 16:53

    R.I.V jy was n yster

  • craven.luyt - 2012-11-04 17:29

    Shame man, rip

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-11-04 17:45

    Condolences to the family and friends!

  • lourens.jordaan - 2012-11-05 07:16

    Hierdie is baie baie hartseer. Ou grote R.I.P.

  • melinda.botha.75 - 2012-11-05 07:55


  • shaun.butler.169 - 2012-11-05 10:23

    Condolences to his family, friends and fellow Bulls players

  • phillip.duplessis.5 - 2012-11-05 17:19

    Very sad!!condolences to friends and family

  • louis.barnes.5 - 2012-11-06 10:42

    Ai man dit is sad. Wys net hoe siek ons gemeenskap is.

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