Pretoria - The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Thursday confirmed that they have
extended a player loan agreement with the Southern Kings which will see four
current Blue Bulls players joining the Eastern Cape side to compete in
the PRO14 tournament.
Props Martin Dreyer and Njabulo Gumede, hooker Alandre van Rooyen and
lock forward Freddy Ngoza will join the Southern Kings with immediate effect.
All will move for the duration of the tournament, although the BBC could
call Gumede back if needed.
Current Blue Bulls players Dayan van der Westhuizen and Irne
Herbst were among those loaned to the Southern Kings during the Super
BBC High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, said:
"This decision will not only benefit the Kings, but SA Rugby as well and
will of course give our players good exposure in a different environment and
competition. We contracted all of them in the first place because we value
their abilities, but can also not ignore the needs of the players and the
bigger picture in SA Rugby. The BBC would like to wish all the guys well in the
PRO14 and believe all of them will make a considerable impact for the Southern
Dreyer has played Super Rugby for the Bulls and Stormers,
while Gumede is a former Junior Springboks prop. Van Rooyen and Ngoza played
for the Blue Bulls in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge.
Janse van Rensburg also confirmed that Jacobie Adriaanse has been
released to join the Golden Lions for the remainder of the season.
Southern Kings' PRO14 squad (more players expected to be added):Berton
Klaasen, Bobby de Wee, CJ Velleman, Cornal Hendricks, Dries van
Schalkwyk, Jacques Nel, Jarryd Sage, Khaya Majola, Lubabalo Mtyanda,
Lusanda Badiyana, Masixole Banda, Ntabeni Dukisa, Oliver Zono,
Pieter-Steyn de Wet, Rowan Gouws, S’bura Sithole, Schalk Ferreira,
Stephan Greeff, Stephan Coetzee, Tango Balekile, Tienie Burger, Victor
Sekekete, Yaw Penxe, Kurt Coleman, Martin Dreyer, Njabulo Gumede, Alandre van Rooyen, Freddy Ngoza