Currie Cup

Three-year Bulls deal for Vleis

2013-08-06 11:48
Jacques "Vleis" Engelbrecht (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Kings No 8 Jacques "Vleis" Engelbrecht has signed a three-year deal with the Blue Bulls.

Reports surfaced last week that four Kings players, Engelbrecht, centre Waylon Murray, lock David Bullbring and hooker Bandise Maku have committed to the Bulls.

Murray's move was confirmed earlier this week and he will join the Bulls for the upcoming Currie Cup season.

According to the SARugbymag website, the 28-year-old Engelbrecht could also join the men from Pretoria as early as this year's Currie Cup. He will, however, need an official release from the Kings, who are expected to make a decision on Tuesday afternoon.

"I'd like to thank the Kings for the opportunities they gave me," said Engelbrecht. "I received the chance to be part of their mission and I got to make my debut at Super Rugby level.

"At the same time, I'm very excited to join the Bulls, who are a very successful team and play a good brand of South African rugby."

The Kings are facing a mass exodus of players following their relegation from Super Rugby at the expense of the Lions.

The Bulls start their Currie Cup campaign with a game against Western Province at Newlands on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).

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