Potgieter signs with Bulls

2011-08-03 11:36

Johannesburg - EP Kings utility forward Jacques Potgieter has joined the Blue Bulls on a two-year contract.

The Bulls said on Wednesday that Potgieter, who was one of the standout players for the Kings in their recent Nations Cup appearance in Bucharest, Romania, would link up with his new team on November 1.

"Potgieter, who is equally adapt in playing at lock as he is at loose forward, has been making a huge impression with his robust and energetic displays for the Kings in the (Currie Cup) First Division," the Bulls said in a statement.

Born and bred in Port Elizabeth, where he played for Eastern Province Schools, Potgieter had a stint with the Natal Wildebeest side while attending the Sharks Academy, but returned to the Eastern Cape in 2009.

Potgieter believed the move would lift him to a new level as a player.

"The Bulls are the best team in the country and one of the top sides in Super Rugby," Potgieter said.

"I believe my approach to the game and their style of play will be a perfect fit.

"I am keen to join an outfit with a track record of Super Rugby and Currie Cup success and believe this move will be highly beneficial for me as a player and a person."


  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-03 11:43

    Is Heyneke a member of the Ratanang family trust? Follow the money trail....

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-03 11:53

      SAFFA,the Bulls are on a early Chrismas shopping spree,also heard through the grape vine that they are looking at Doppies le Grance and Jaques Botes

      Marx - 2011-08-03 12:07

      Saffa, why, did you think wiepie are the only ones with some money??

      gooinat - 2011-08-03 12:29

      Next you are gonna hear the Bulls team is to white:):):)

      bakkebul - 2011-08-03 12:34

      @ Saffa - getting a bit nervous or envious?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-03 12:34

      @Alwyn - All unions need to make sure they have a squad of 45-50 players ready for next years S15. We are genuinely pretty lucky down here, in that we have an entire U/21 team (a few who have played S15 rugga - Kitshoff, Screuder, Coleman (injured again.... :( sad), and players like Etsebeth, Quinn Roux, Carr, Ntubeni, Klaasen etc, who will fill up our squad numbers pretty adequately. That's why I am glad so many youngsters got a chance in the S15 this year - the coaches already know what they have, which means HOPEFULLY not too much shopping for us (maar kom ons kyk....)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-03 12:36

      @Marx - we ain't bought anything we are as poor as church mice it seems - in comparison to you chaps :) Ons mense beter nie klomp spelers gaan koop, ons her meer as genoeg hier vir nou (ok, maybe a prop...maar niks meer0

      Marx - 2011-08-03 13:00

      Saffa, you guys have been on a spending spree the last couple of years, we thought it would never end!! We have a lot of senior guys leaving, it's our turn to "replenish stock"

      Paddy - 2011-08-03 13:34

      Wel hy is dom genoeg om in te pas by die dowwe dollas van Snorcity.Het die ou nie n TV nie?Die Bulle is "die beste span in die land"...yeah right mate!Hul is 2de laaste op die CB log.Volgens hom is hul ook 1 vd top spanne in SRugby....7de geeindig my skapie! Dom donkie!Hul betaal hom seker R5000pm,5liter brandewyn en hy kry n 3 liter Cortina 9seker Bees se oue)

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-03 16:06

      Paddy you need help, all that anger can't be good for you.

  • Kleinboet - 2011-08-03 11:58

    Sadie, Engelbrecht, Vermaak, and now Potgieter. And it is only August! Regular Blue Bull players should start to look out for opportunities to play elsewhere because they will be redundant at this rate by 2012!

      Kleinboet - 2011-08-03 12:02

      OK, the rest of the country is clubbing together to make sure the BB rugby union does not disappear from the face of the earth all together …

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-03 12:03

      Money buys the wisky mate,

      bakkebul - 2011-08-03 12:32

      I think what Super Rugby has taught us is that you cannot play week in and week out without risking serious injury (with the emphasis on risk). Methinks that Heyneke is looking to develop a squad of say, 30 players, that can be rotated successfully throughout the S15.

      Paddy - 2011-08-03 13:36

      Ja julle suip mos Bells met Tab dan dink julle dis rooiwyn

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-03 16:08

      Again Paddy, that anger will be your down fall, get help before it is too late.

  • Mark - 2011-08-03 12:03

    Jees are the bulls that hard up for talent up north that they have to buy players from all over the country!!

  • Crzfst - 2011-08-03 12:03

    "The Bulls are the best team in the country ..." Bit of a subjective comment, as the last time I checked the Sharks were defending Currie Cup champs.

      ROB PETERS - 2011-08-03 12:19

      Province is die beste ,maar kort net n balaans va wit en bruin om reg te wees

  • ROB PETERS - 2011-08-03 12:15

    Ek hoop die Bulle ga n paar anderkleuriges ook n kans gee om hulle te help

      bakkebul - 2011-08-03 12:36

      Rob, hier is al klaar 'n paar skool laaitjies vanaf die Kaap ingevoer. Die manne hier bo werk met 'n plan!!

      GILLBERT - 2011-08-03 13:32

      As daar nie goeie spelers van kleur is nie, sou ek ook nie my geld gemors het nie.....

      Paddy - 2011-08-03 13:36

      Spies is n kwota speler nie?

      TerraFic - 2011-08-03 15:34

      Players from WP use gumguards for their gums because there's no teeth to protect. That is how you recognise the players from WP. Still my second in line team after the Lions.

  • jk - 2011-08-03 14:22

    i rate this guy...

  • jk - 2011-08-03 14:49


      bakkebul - 2011-08-03 14:56

      Heard you the first time – no reason to get all shouty now!! If my new boss doubled (or whatever) my salary I would also think his the best. Perspective boet, perspective.

      jk - 2011-08-03 15:22

      bakkebull- I RATE HIM, DID YOU HEAR ME?

      bakkebul - 2011-08-03 15:51

      jk, did you say you rate him?

      jk - 2011-08-03 15:55

      yes my son

      bakkebul - 2011-08-03 16:00

      I'm sure he will be over the moon to hear that. I mean, going to play for the BEST team and being rated by uncle jk, double whammy if there ever was one!!

      anon - 2011-08-03 17:09

      Yaaissliaikit okes - He can also learn how to pick up MILFS now after practise, and beat stupid cops with his bare hands, and chop a tree down wiff an axe!

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